Recipe: Gingerbread Cookies

Last Updated: Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 09:28

These aromatic, ginger flavoured cookies are a Christmas favourite. Try this simple recipe.

Ingredients:

2/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 tsp ground ginger
pinch salt
3/4 cup molasses
1 egg
3 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda

Procedure:

Mix together first 6 ingredients. Add egg and mix. Add molasses and mix again.
Mix together flour, baking powder and baking soda in a separate bowl. Sift. Add to the creamed mixture and stir until well blended. Chill 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 375 F. Roll out dough 1/4 at a time to 1/8" thickness or slightly thicker on a lightly floured board. Cut with a cookie cutter and transfer to a greased (or non stick) cookie sheet.
Repeat with remaining dough. Before baking, decorate with raisins as you like.
Place in oven for 8 - 10 minutes.
Decorate with icing, m&m`s, chocolate chips or any other items you wish.



First Published: Saturday, December 12, 2009 - 09:28
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