How to Make Gingerbread Cookies

Authors: Go Chengdu

2015-12-18

Gingerbread cookies are traditional food eaten in Christmas. Let's learn to make them!
You will need
5/2 cups (620ml) all-purpose flour
1/2tsp baking soda
3/4tsp salt
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2tsp ground cinnamon
1/4tsp ground nutmeg
1/2cups (120ml) butter
1/2cups (120ml) molasses (or honey)
1/4cups (60ml) water
Step 1: Dry Ingredients
Combine flour, salt, baking soda, nutmeg, ginger, cloves and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
Step 2: Mix
In a large bowl, mix butter and sugar until smooth, then mix in the molasses, water, and vanilla. Add flour mixture in a little at a time until you have a soft dough.
Step 3: Wait
Divide the dough into two pieces, wrap them in plastic, and refrigerate for at least two hours ― you need the dough to get firm so that you can work with it.
Step 4: Pre-Heat
Pre-heat oven to 180℃
Step 5: Roll
Roll your dough out on a lightly floured surface until it’s between 1/8 and 1/4 inch thick. Cut the dough out with your cookie cutters and put them on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Step 6: Bake
Bake your cookies about 9-12 minutes, until the edges are firm and they're lightly browned. Let them cool on the pan for 5 minutes, and then move them to a cooling rack.
Step 7: Decorate
This is where you can get creative. Use icings, frostings, candies, colored sugars, sprinkles, and other decorative edibles, and start layering them on the cookies.
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