Thursday, August 21, 2008

Another great how to from eHow

How to Make Gingerbread Cookies

How to Make Gingerbread Cookies


Gingerbread has become synonymous with Christmas. This year, try baking your own gingerbread cookies.


Difficulty: Moderately Easy


Step One

Gather ingredients. You will need 5 c. sifted all-purpose flour, 1 tsp. ground cinnamon, 2 tsp. baking powder, 1 1/2 tsp. each ground ginger and ground cloves, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1 tsp. ground nutmeg, 1 tsp. salt, 2 sticks unsalted butter, 1 c. sugar, 2 eggs, 1 c. molasses, and 2 tbsp. water.

Step Two

Mix butter and sugar until creamy.

Step Three

Add eggs, molasses and water. Mix well.

Step Four

Mix the dry ingredients together.

Step Five

Blend the dry ingredients into the butter mixture.

Step Six

Chill for at least three hours or overnight.

Step Seven

Roll out dough onto lightly floured cookie sheet.

Step Eight

Using cookie cutters, cut out shapes.

Step Nine

Place cookies about an inch apart on the cookie sheet and bake for five minutes at 375 degrees.

Step Ten

Cool on rack and then decorate cookies.

Tips & Warnings

  • There are many variations on the gingerbread recipe. This one is a basic way to get started. Add more ginger and cinnamon for spicier cookies, more sugar for sweeter cookies, or more butter or shortening for moister cookies.

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