Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Gingerbread Man or Christmas Molasses Cookies

Ok, this is a delayed post cause was caught up with all the Christmas Celebration. 

Made another batch of Gingerbread cookies cause the previous one doesn't take as nice.  This time round, I manage to find another recipe and modified it a little myself and opmitted all the spices except ginger as I don't like spices. The cookies turns our beautifully and based on the feedback from my friends and kids, it tasted really good.  But the best of all, the dough is super easy to work with and it doesn't require me to put it in the fridge so I can work at it immediately.  I frosted the cookies with white chocolate (I just melted a bar of white chocolate over the microwave for 1 minute).

 Gingerbread Christmas Trees

Gingerbread Couple

Here's the recipe:

Christmas Molasses Cookies

 Christmas Molasses Cookies

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 1/2 cup dark molasses
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  1. In a mixing bowl, cream sugar and butter.
  2. Blend in orange juice and molasses.
  3. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  4. Roll dough, a portion at a time, on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut into desired shapes.
  5. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12-14 minutes. Cookies will be soft and chewy if baked 12 minutes; crunchy if baked longer.

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