Brian brought some gingerbread cookies in to the office last week, and they were amazingly tasty! I asked him for the recipe (and permission to publish it here), which he graciously granted.
Following typical cookie recipe procedure, here are the ingredients…
- 1.5 cup butter, unsalted
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 cup white sugar
- half cup molasses
- one egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- one heaping tablespoon of finely-ground fresh ginger (or more?!)
- 4 cups flour
- teaspoon baking soda (I used to a half teaspoon in the version I brought in)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 teaspoon cinnamon
- 4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1 teaspoon ground cloves
- I sometimes refrigerate the dough
- I flatten balls of dough on a bed of coarse sugar before baking, sugar side up, at 350 for no longer than 12 min. for medium-size cookies and 15 min. for extra-large cookies.
And if you need some decorating ideas for gingerbread men, check out this post by George Takai on Facebook!