December 12, 2007

Classic Gingerbread Cookies

My friend Ashley from my church gave me a jar with the dry ingredients of this recipe a year ago. I just made them the other day and they turned out really well. I'm one who doesn't usually fancy gingerbread cookies. Mostly because they are usually hard and too sweet. This recipe is chewy and just right. Try it extra thick and they still turn out good. Enjoy.

Classic Gingerbread Cookie

Preheat oven to 325 degrees
3 1/2 cups Flour
1 cup packed Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Baking Powder
1 tsp. Baking Soda
2 tsp. Ground Ginger
1 tsp. Ground Cloves
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 tsp. Allspice

Mix dry ingredients

1/2 cup softened Butter
3/4 cup Molasses
1 slightly beaten Egg

Mix wet ingredients with dry. Dough will be stiff so use your hands to completely mix. Cover dough and chill for 1 hour. After you chill dough roll it on a surface that is lightly dusted with flour. Roll to 1/4 in. thick. Use favorite cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Bake on cookie sheet for 10 minutes and then let cookies rest on pan for 2 minutes. Cool completely on a rack.Posted by Picasa


campblondie said...

I'm going to try those! I have a couple vegan recipes I need to pass along. The best pumpkin muffins ever, some chocolate thumbprint cookies, and some ginger cookies. All really good! Let me know if you are interested.

Jadi said...

Thank you so much for this recipe. Geoff has been asking me to make him some gingerbread cookies. He is going to be very happy!

Danalin said...

Thanks! I love gingerbread cookies but have never tried making them. I think I'll be taking a stab on Monday.

Darleen said...

those look really good and soft. I guess that's why i don't like gingerbread cookies--they are usually crispy. Was it a lot of work?

Jadi said...

Marleen- Will you email me your address so I can send you a Christmas card?

Jas & Cam Fam said...

Yum! I have this same thing from Ashley. I am going to have to go make them now. I have been in such the baking mood. Hey, where did you get the background for your blog? I like it simple and I like your heading box also. Dish the details! (please)

Marleen said...

All the cool stuff is from my wonderful sister Darleen. Check her link out from this blog.