This post was originally published in 2009. Wow, I can’t believe it was so long ago! Emma was only 1. :)
So I made the best ever Gingerbread Cookies for Thanksgiving! They turned out so good that my parents hid the leftover cookies afterward, hoping I would forget…
I was LUCKY. I used the first recipe I googled that looked halfway decent – I was going blind, lol. And the gingerbread men ended up being the best I’ve ever tasted! So on with the recipe, from McCormick – McCormick Gingerbread Men Cookies.
Step 1: This is very important – don your favorite cute apron! It makes baking so much more fun!
3 cups flour
2 teaspoons Ginger, Ground
1 teaspoon Cinnamon, Ground
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg, Ground
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
3. Mix the first six ingredients together in a bowl – flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda, nutmeg, and salt.
4. In a separate bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together the butter and the sugar – medium speed until light and fluffy. Mmm… you know you have to take a taste at this point. ;-)
*Twiddle your thumbs, write a blog post, chase your children around*
8. When you’re ready to start making cookies, preheat oven to 350 degrees.
9. Roll out dough to 1/4 inch thickness on lightly floured surface and cut out dough into gingerbread men cookies.
10. Bake cookies at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes (mine were perfect at 7 minutes) on ungreased cookie sheet.
Make yourself some quick and easy frosting with powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla – just add until it tastes good and has a good thickness for decorating. I spoon mine into resealable bags, cut a tiny hole in a corner, and squeeze the frosting out that way. It works really well! Just check out my lovely people…
Do you make Gingerbread cookies during the holidays? They’re my favorite cookie ever!