Saturday, December 3, 2011

Gingerbread Cookies

I really love gingerbread, but I'm lousy at making it.  I set out this morning to correct that, and after contemplating this recipe, I turned to the one in the Food Network Magazine.  The dough is delicious, and chilling right now.  

3 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp ground ginger
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground allspice 
6 tbsp melted butter
1 tbsp melted shortening
2/3 cups light brown sugar
3/4 cups molasses 
1 egg

Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl.  

In a separate bowl, using a mixer, cream butter, shortening, brown sugar, and molasses.  Add the egg.  

Slowly add dry ingredients to the mixing bowl.  Once dough has come together, form into discs, wrap in plastic wrap, and refrigerate at least 2 hours.  

Roll dough out to 1/4 inch thick, cut out shapes, and bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.  Ice if desired.