Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Gingerbread cookies

Christmas traditions start with gingerbread cookies. My gingerbread cookie recipe is borrowed from my friend Dawn, who makes the most amazing gingerbread you will eat. Every year she would bake some and bring them into work for us to enjoy. Thankyou Dawn, for giving me a new tradition to share with my kids.
Gingerbread Cookies
3 cps flour
3/4 cp dark brown sugar
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
12 tbsp softened butter
3/4 cp molasses
2 tbsp buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla extract
combine all dry ingredients in a medium bowl. in your mixer combine butter and sugar til fluffy. add egg and vanilla and mix. add buttermilk and mix well. alternatly add dry mix and molasses. mix til soft dough forms. make two balls out of the dough, wrap in plastic wrap and refridgerate for atleast 4 hours. roll out til 1/4 inch thickness. bake at 350 for 9 mins

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