Sunday, December 21, 2008

Yummy Christmas Cookie Time

Homemade Gingerbread Cookies!
So much work, but we had a special day baking chocolate chip cookies, Viennese Crescent Cookies(powder sugar with almonds), and gingerbread cookies.....yummy!
These are special times and I am so glad we had such a special day!

I will post the recipe  from Paula Deen, but, I just want to mention after cooking and cleaning all day, I just spoke to my sister in law and she forgot to tell me about the "pre-made just roll and bake" gingerbread cookies and the Wilton icing pens at Michaels's.  She said they taste good and are  easy!!!!!! (thanks for the tip for next year!)

Paula Deen's Gingerbread Cookies
For the Cookies:

3/4 cup brown sugar
1 stick butter
2 eggs
1/4 cup molasses
3 1/4 cup flour
2 tsp ground ginger
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt

for the icing:

2 cups confectioners sugar
4-6 tablespoons of milk

1. cream the butter, sugar, mix in eggs and molasses.
2. ad dry ingredients, make a ball with dough  and then wrap in plastic. place in fridge for about 1 hour.
3. preheat oven to 350, meanwhile let dough sit out for about 15 minutes.
Roll dough out using floured board and floured rolling pin. Roll to about 1/8 to 1/4 thick. Place cookies on parchment paper on cookie sheets.  Put cut out cookies in fridge for 20 minutes prior to baking.
4. bake cookies for 18-20 minutes, til brown around edges (I watched them and had to bake for only 10 minutes each)
5. let cool on wire rack.
6. Make frosting, just mix confectioners sugar and milk til the consistency is thick.
I used a plastic bag with the corner cut to pipe the eyes and decorations.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I am just catching up! you girls have been busy! I love the cookies, ornaments, and garland!