Alex's Recipes

"Try These"


Gingerbread Cookies


and a Christmas Trivia Excursion

See also:

Chunky Butter Cookies - with Trivia
Cranberry Rugelach
Mocha Walnut Cookies



2 cups of all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons of cinnamon
1 teaspoon of ginger
1 teaspoon of baking soda
1 teaspoon of nutmeg
1 teaspoon of cloves
1 teaspoon of salt
1 cup of butter or margarine
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of unsulphured molasses
1 large egg, lightly beaten


Cost: $ - Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty Level: 2
Servings: 5 Dozen

1. Combine the flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, nutmeg, cloves and salt in a bowl.
2. Heat the butter, sugar and molasses in a saucepan over medium heat until the butter is melted. Remove from heat.
3. Pour this into the dry ingredients and stir. Add egg; stir until smooth. Let stand for 10 minutes.
4. Divide the dough in half. While it still warm, roll each half of the dough to 1/8 inch thick between 2 sheets of wax paper.
5. Refrigerate on cookie sheets for at least 1 hour or overnight.
6. Preheat the oven to 350F.
7. Grease 2 cookie sheets. Remove the wax paper and cut the dough with 2-inch cookie cutters. Transfer the cutouts to the prepared cookie sheets.
8. Bake 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks. Decorate if desired.






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