Monday, January 11, 2010

You can't catch me...

I'm the gingerbread man!

Gingerbread Cookies
2 1/2 dozen

3 cups flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg

Mix flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg and salt. Beat butter and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add molasses and egg; beat well. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until well mixed. Press dough into a thick flat disk. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness on lightly floured work surface. Cut into gingerbread men shapes. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake 10 minutes or until edges of cookies are set and just begin to brown. Cool on baking sheets 1 to 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.

Decorate cooled cookies as desired.

Store cookies in airtight container up to 5 days.

I used the McCormick recipe. It's a good one! :-)
"The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance;
the wise grows it under his feet."

~James Openheim

illustration courtesy of
"Winter Scene" by Ron Jenkins

Daily Bible Reading 2010

Today's reading -

Genesis 21-22
Psalms 11
Proverbs 11
Matthew 14