My mom is the only one in our family who loves gingerbread cookies, but I love making them and watching her enjoy them. These cookies are so adorable when decorated just slightly like in the picture I found to accompany my recipe. I hope you enjoy!
DAY 19: GINGERBREAD COOKIES
1/2 cup unsalted butter
2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar — light
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 large egg
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup dark molasses
Cream together butter and sugar. Add spices, salt, egg, and molasses and beat well. Sift together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Add to butter mixture and beat again.
Chill dough for several hours.
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Roll dough 1/4-inch thick. Cut into shapes.
Bake for 8-10 minutes
Remove to wire racks to cool
(Picture only credit: Chef Mommy)
COUPONS FOR INGREDIENTS:
butter: $1/1 Challenge Butter Product printable, $0.75/1 Smart Balance Spreadable Butter & Blended Butter Sticks printable
light brown sugar: $0.75/1 Dixie Crystals Product printable, $0.75/1 Imperial Sugar Product printable, $0.75/1 Dixie Granulated, Poly Light Brown, Dark Brown, Powdered, Redi-Measure Light Brown printable, $0.50/1 Dixie Crystals Light Brown, Dark Brown, or Powdered Sugar Poly Bags printable, 0.50/1 Imperial Poly Light Brown, Dark Brown, or Powdered Sugar printable
ground ginger, cinnamon, & cloves: $0.50/1 Simply Organic Mini Spice printable, $1/1 Gourmet Garden Herbs & Spices printable, $1/1 Spice Islands Product, exp. 1/31/14 (RP 11/10/13), $1/1 Spice Islands Spice or Extract, exp. 12/15/13 (RP 11/24/13 R), 1/1 McCormick Spice, Herb, or Extract (Publix All the Trimmings printable)
salt: $0.40/1 Diamond Crystal Salt via Upromise Deposit, $0.50/1 Diamond Crystal Sea Salt printable
eggs: $0.50/1 Simply Balanced Eggs Target printable, $0.75/1 Davidson’s Safest Choice Pasteurized Eggs printable
flour: $1/1 Hodgson Mill Flour or Cornmeal printable, $1/1 Ultragrain All Purpose or White Whole Wheat Flour printable
baking soda: $0.50/2 A&H Baking Soda or A&H Fridge Fresh Product printable
baking powder: $0.50/1 Clabber Girl Baking Powder (Kroger Digital Coupon)
dark molasses: (If you know of a recipe for this, let me know!)