Sunday, December 15, 2013

Gingerbread Cookies

Time for another Secret recipe Club reveal. This month I was assigned the blog Secrets from the Cookie Princess  and with a blog name like that of course I had to make a cookie recipe, especially at this time of the year, although I have to admit that I do not make cookies very often as I am just not that good at it.  However, with a recipe from the cookie princess I hoped to have a better result than normal.

As it is almost Christmas I decided to make Colleen's Gingerbread Cookies and as I couldn't find my cookie cutters anywhere I just made round cookies sprinkled with sugar.  I have to say that my kitchen smelled so good while these were baking and they are quite honestly the most delicious gingerbread cookies I have ever had.

6 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup dark brown sugar
4 tsp ground ginger
4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp finely ground pepper
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 large eggs
1 1/2 cups molasses

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.  Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar.  Add in the ginger, cinnamon, cloves and pepper.  Mix in the eggs and molasses.  Slowly add in the flour and mix until the combined.

If you want to make cut out cookies, divide the dough into thirds and wrap in cling film and refrigerate for at least an hour before rolling the dough 1/4 inch thick.  I just broke off small pieces of the dough, rolled into balls that I flattened slightly, placed on a baking sheet and sprinkled with sugar.

Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.

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Colleen Bauer said...

Congrats on conquering cookies! They look great. Thanks for baking from my blog!

Maria Long said...

All cookies this time of year look so good. love the classics too.

Danielle Miller said...

Love a good gingerbread cookie!

Kate said...

Gingerbread and the holidays just go together!

SeattleDee said...

Gingerbread always smells like a holiday, in a good way. Good SRC choice this month.

Heather S said...

Love cookies! Yum! Great SRC choice.

shelley c. said...

I love gingerbread cookies, especially around the holidays. Yours have me wanting to grab a few and a nice glass of milk - YUM!!

Emily Dicks said...

ooh yum gingerbread cookies!