Sunday, November 29, 2015

Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

This recipe is a sure way to bring the flavors and aromas of the holiday season into your home. With delicious ingredients like butter, eggs, flour and molasses, a medley of spices gets combined to make a dough which captures the spirit of Christmas or whatever holiday you celebrate.   I created some simple cookies this morning for a very special client of mine, which is why I wanted to reintroduce you to the recipe.  You're going to want to try it in the coming weeks! 

Gingerbread Boy

The cookie dough is typical gingerbread dough, which is to say that it is a bit difficult to handle if you let it come to room temperature while working with it.  I like to roll and cut out my cookie shapes while the dough is still cold from the refrigerator;  you will see that it is still malleable regardless of having been chilled.

Gingerbread Christmas Tree

Once baked and cooled, the cookies will hold their shapes, the tops will dome slightly, but their texture will have you and the kids reaching for more.  Iced with a good royal icing (enter it on my search box), the cookies can get decorated according to your tastes.  
Gingerbread Men
These gingerbread men are simple, yet utterly delicious.  With a simple white outline, each cookie gets a set of eyes, a smile, some buttons down the middle, a bit of coloring along the legs and a dapper pin of holly leaves (these are candies attached with royal icing). 

Gingerbread Christmas Trees
The gingerbread Christmas trees have swoops of icing to suggest snow laden boughs.  A sprinkling of snowflake candies attached with royal icing, along with some dots for ornaments, complete the look.  Easy! 



Sometimes, the simplest of cookies are the best tasting.


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