Growing up, Christmas wasn’t complete unless my mom made gingerbread cookies. We would have a party with small group of family friends and we would decorate the cookies and eat way too much icing in the process. There is nothing better than the smell of cookies baking in the oven, especially when the freezing New England weather comes around. Luckily, I was able to get the recipe to share with all of you.
What you’ll need:
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup wheat flour
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses
2 tbsp lemon juice
Making the dough:
- Sift together the flour, wheat flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, nutmeg, salt, and cloves. Put mixture aside.
- Beat the butter for 30 seconds.
- Add sugar and beat in the egg until the mixture is light.
- Beat in the molasses and lemon juice.
- Add the flour mixture (step 1) until a dough forms.
- Divide the dough in half, wrap each half in plastic wrap, and put both in the refrigerator to chill for 3 hours.
Once your dough has been chilled, you are ready to make the cookies! Preheat the oven to 350° before you start. Roll out the dough on a flour covered surface to prevent sticking. Cut out gingerbread of your size choice. Put the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake them in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Have fun decorating the cookies and give them their own unique personality!