Monday, December 21, 2009

Kirsty's Gingerbread Cookies

This is an interesting picture for a number of reasons. First, that is a lot of gingerbread cookies. Yes, hundreds (well, almost). And yes, we still have more dough to go. Okay, also, see the poppy-seed bread Kathy gave us for Christmas? Mmm, so delicious. Behind there, more snicker-doodles, and so on.

This is a very large recipe. Think twice before doubling.
Bake at 350 deg F 8 minutes.

1 c light molasses
1 c brown sugar (packed)
1 c butter
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp cloves
4 1/2 c flour (yes, 4.5 c)

Bring molasses and sugar to boil, pour over butter in bowl. Stir until melted, cool.
Add eggs once it's cooled.
Mix in dry ingredients and chill overnight.
Roll dough out thin on floured board or counter.
Cut with cookie cutters.
Bake on greased cookie sheet. (I wonder if parchment paper would do it?)

egg white
powdered sugar
few drops of vinegar
you can add butter if you want

Cream it all together. Add food coloring if you want.

These are great to decorate with frosting of various colors, and all the sprinkle stuff...we will do this at our party on Wednesday.

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