Friday, November 27, 2009

Mom's favorite gingerbread cookies

I used to make these cookies every year with my Mom and let me tell you, they are my favorite gingerbread cookies ever! They are filled with spices and the whole house smells sooo good when you make them! They are best if you let the dough chill in the fridge overnight, so plan ahead!

1 tsp. lemon extract
2 3/4 cup flour
1 Tbs. Cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. cloves
1 tsp. ginger
1 tsp. baking soda
2/3 cup soft butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
3 Tbs. water
3 Tbs. light molasses

Buttercream Icing Ingredients:
1 box confectionary sugar
1 stick of butter
1 tsp. almond extract

Directions: Mix dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside. Cream butter and sugar, then slowly beat in water, molasses, and lemon extract. Gradually stir in dry ingredients. It is a very stiff batter. Make into a ball. Roll out and cut into gingerbread people with cookie cutters. Bake at 350 for about 8 minutes -- longer if you want them more crispy.


Kara said...

Thank you, I have been wanting a good gingerbread recipe!