December gives many good reasons to bake. One of the reasons could be to set the stage for the festive season. It’s a wonderful feeling knowing that your pantry is stocked with home baked goodies during Holidays.
When I think of baking, I think of all my American friends who are all so good at baking. Baking comes to them so naturally. One of them is Amy Salve, who I have known for last 5 years. I always learn a thing or two from her every time we meet. Just today we met over lunch and I got her gingerbread cookies recipe.
My kids loved these cookies mainly for two reasons -flavor and their shape. Aren’t these cute ??
Go spread the holiday cheer with these decadent cookies 🙂
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 1 hour
Baking Time: 12 minutes
Ready In : 1 hour 30 minutes
Makes: 3 dozen medium sized cookies
1 ½ cups dark molasses
1 cup packed brown sugar
⅔ cup cold water
⅓ cup shortening
7 cups APF
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Mix molasses, brown sugar, water and shortening.
Stir in all the dry ingredients and make a dough. Cover and refrigerate for an hour.
Heat oven to 350 F. Roll dough ¼ inch thick on a floured board. Cut with a cookie cutter. Place them 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake until no indentation appears when pressed, about 10- 12 minutes.
If you want to decorate them, go ahead and use your favorite icing.