Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Gingerbread Cookies Try-It-Tuesday

I have had alot of you ask for the recipe to make all these lovely Gingerbread Cookies and they are wonderful, as long as you do a few tricks! So here we go....Gingerbread Cookies
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
3 1/2 cup flours
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cloves
1/3 cup water
Cream butter and sugar thoroughly - takes about 3 minutes. Beat in molasses and water. Add all dry ingredients and mix well. Dough should be still sticky but smooth and pulling away from the sides of the bowl. Place in a greased bowl and chill overnight. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to a 1/2 inch thickness (very important to keep them thick) and cut into desired shapes. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes, just till they start to crack. Cook longer if you like brickettes instead of cookies. Let cool completely.
Frosting
1 16 oz pkg powdered sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tarter
3 egg whites at room temperature (very important to be at room temp.)
1/2 tsp vanilla
Combine all ingredients until smooth, if it is too dry add a drop or two of water till it is nice consistency. Icing dries very quickly so keep covered with a damp cloth. I usually place some in a ziploc baggy and cut of the end and just squeeze it out all over the cookies and decorate with your favorite goodies. If you make the frosting a little less stiff by adding more water it does not dry to rock hard - break a tooth- consistency. You will have plenty of frosting so goop it on.
Store them in a covered container and they will remain soft for weeks. I have never had any remain around that long but they stay good for a while.
Enjoy!!!

6 comments:

Elena said...

copied and pasted into my ever growing recipe folder. Can't wait to smell these babies cooking!

Wendy said...

These would go perfectly in my gingerbread kitchen...

... and in my belly! :-)

Thanks for sharing this recipe!

EmmaP said...

nummy-nummy! we just made some sunday night and the kids had a blast! we are definitely doing it again!

Busy Lady said...

Yeah!! I am going to make some this weekend. I saved the recipe to my "recipe" folder. There are so many of your recipes in there! Thank you thank you thank you!!!

Sherri said...

We made gingerbread men cookies last year, but cheated...they weren't homemade. It was still fun :)! Yours looks great and yummy!!!

Tiffiney said...

Yum they look good...but NO no more cookies, cakes, snacks in my house...I must get away from them all...my bum cannot handle anymore..hahaha....