December 22, 2017 / Leave a Comment
If you love baking, try this awesome gingerbread cookies recipe this holiday season and impress your family and friends. These cookies are easy to make and smell great.
Gingerbread Cookies Recipe
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp ground ginger
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp allspice
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup fancy molasses
1/4 tsp ginger
1- In a large bowl, using a fork, stir flour with spices and baking soda. In a medium bowl, using a wooden spoon, beat butter with sugar for 2 min. Beat in egg, then molasses. Make a well in centre of flour mixture, then pour in molasses mixture. Stir until most of molasses is absorbed. Gently knead until dough is an even colour. Divide into 4 portions.
2- Shape each into a ball, then flatten slightly into a disc . Wrap separately with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, at least 30 min or up to a week. Or overwrap with foil and freeze up to 1 month.
3- When ready to bake, remove dough from refrigerator. Let stand at room temperature until soft enough to roll, 5 to 10 min. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly spray or oil a baking sheet. Place a disc of dough between 2 sheets of waxed paper. Roll dough no thicker than 1/4 in. Cut out shapes with cookie cutter. Place on baking sheet about 1 in. apart.
4- Bake in centre of preheated oven just until edges begin to darken, 7 to 10 min. Remove cookies to a rack to cool. Repeat with remaining dough. Store in an airtight container in a cool place up to 1 week or freeze up to 1 month.
Our warmest wishes to you for a happy season!