Thursday, December 23, 2010

25 days of cookies {Cookie 22}: Soft Ginger Cookies

Greetings to you and yours on this Christmas Eve eve!  We are having a splendid day making Soft Ginger Cookies.  This recipe would make great gingerbread men too, but I don't have a gingerbread man cut out.  Maybe I will try to snag one of those on the 26th.  We had a wonderful time making these.  The boys enjoyed making their creations.  I like how decorating cookies is something both boys and girls like to do.  Putting sugar on top of sugar is fun for boys, girls, moms, and dads alike.

This is Asher's special creation.  He is very proud of this one.

You make the dough, divide it into 3 parts and chill.  I chilled mine overnight.

Roll dough onto floured surface.

He LOVED doing this.  This may be his love language.

Our decorations.

Our pretty plate.

Asher really wanted you to see this one up close.

View on my counter.  Want to come over and get some?

The kids' creations. 

Soft Ginger Cookies
(from this cookbook)
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 cup molasses
1 cup buttermilk
2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cloves
1/4 allspice
1/4 nutmeg
7 cups flour

Beat butter.  Add sugar.  Then add egg and beat well.  Add molasses and buttermilk.  Stir in dry ingredients, adding flour last.  Divide the dough into thirds and chill thoroughly.  Roll out dough on floured surface and bake for 6-8 minutes at 375 degrees.  I baked mine for 6 minutes.  For buttermilk, I added 1 tbsp vinegar to 1 cup milk.  Decorate as desired.

1 comment:

Krista said...

This cookie is the absolute indisputable evidence that YOU are the Mom that ROCKS!!!! What a mess-- and what a Mom for doing this. Tell Asher I LOVED seeing his cookie up close.