Let me start by saying that I do not love gingerbread and so I do not make it. But, my husband loves it and asked if I would make some this year. And I, of course, said I would give it a try. I found a recipe online and decided to give it a go. It didn’t look like it made very many so I doubled it.
Turns out, it made quite a few.
A lot in fact, like 75 cookies! There was one more tray of cookies in addition to these three! And he loved them!
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon cloves
chocolate chips, googly eyes, red hots, etc
1 Preheat oven to 350.
2 Cream together butter, sugar, molasses and honey.
3 In another bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add to wet ingredients and mix well.
4 On a well floured surface, in batches, roll dough to 1/4″ thickness and cut out with cookie cutters.
5 Place on ungreased cookie sheets and bake 8 – 10 minutes until nicely browned and sturdy.
6 Decorate as desired when completely cooled.
I decided to make my life a little easier and so I bought this Wilton cookie frosting at Michaels:
It worked like a dream! I highly recommend it! You just warm it up in the microwave and then start using it right from the bottles.
PS I can’t remember where I got this recipe from.