Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Day 2 of christmas Goodies - Gingerbread House Cookies

I know we have already made a few Gingerbread houses this December but I have never made Gingerbread cookies myself.... So I asked my neighbor, who has her fun Gingerbread party every year for her recipe.

I saw this idea in a cookbook or magazine, and I thought it was perfect when you are low on patience and time (and I am going to be honest is quite a lot sometimes) you can still have the fun of decorating a house without having to build it.

Day 2 of Christmas Goodies
Gingerbread House Cookies
3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 cup softened butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp black pepper
3/4 tsp salt
1 egg
3/4 cup molasses

heat oven to 375F
In a large bowl sift together flour, baking soda and baking powder and set aside
In an electric mixer cream butter and sugar, mix in spices, salt and pepper. Beat in the egg and molasses.

Add remaining ingredients and thoroughly combine until the mixture forms a thick dough.
Place on a floured work surface. Roll out.

Bake for 15 minutes or until gingerbread is firm in the center, but not dark around the edges (dough will harden as it cools)

once I rolled out the dough I cut out a house shape.  
Next time I might use a pattern so it actually looks even :) 

Yes my kids were sitting on the table :)

and in their pajamas...not the smartest thing to do after baths, but worth it!

a very rare picture you will see of me on this blog (not a fan of being in the pictures, I would much rather take them) but we had to show off our houses!!

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1 comment:

  1. Great idea! I will have to remember these for next year!


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