Tuesday, October 5, 2010

October 5 Gingerbread Cookies

At the end of each holiday season I try to make it to the stores to see what is on sale. January I was shopping through the holiday discounts and found a mix of gingerbread cookies with a cute little spatula tied to the package. I wanted the spatula for Audrey and the price was right. Recently, with a kitchen makeover, the cookie mix, minus the coveted kitchen utensil, was moved to an Audrey level. She has asked to make the "present" cookies several times. With our holiday gift focus I thought this was the perfect time. You could make them from scratch almost as easy.
Gingerbread Cookies

  • 3/4 cup molasses
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/8 cup butter, softened
  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
In a medium bowl, mix together the molasses, brown sugar, water and butter until smooth. Combine the flour, baking soda, allspice, ginger, cloves and cinnamon, stir them into the wet mixture until all of the dry is absorbed. Cover the dough and chill for at least 3 hours. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out into desired shapes. Place cookies 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Remove from the cookie sheets to cool on wire racks.

Since Audrey did not actually make these cookies I am not going to post tasks. What I will give instead are a few photos of the fun.



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2 comments:

  1. Adorable......So fun for kids!
    I'm from blogfrog and will be follower on your blog. I'll be back soon....very cute blog!

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  2. Hi,

    I dropped by from blogfrog for a visit. Thanks for the cookies, they look yummy!

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