Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Dear Noah - Another step forward!

You now like homemade gingerbread cookies which will be great cause it will save money and you can have them any time of year instead of just once per year or if we buy extra when the Pillsbury Gingerbread cookie rolls come out in November/December.

This is HUGE for YOU. I am thrilled.....I have told you for a long time now that my homemade gingerbread cookie dough tastes just like Pillsbury which had been the ONLY kind you would eat and you loved.

SO.....we made a batch the other night and you discovered I was right and now you love MY homemade gingerbread cookies!

I realize this seems insignificant to most....but this is HUGE for you.

I love you very much......



Gingerbread Cookies

1 cup unsalted butter
1 cup light or dark brown sugar, packed
2 large eggs
1 cup molasses (mild)
6 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
4 teaspoons ginger
4 teaspoons cinnamon
1-1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1-1/2 teaspoons salt

Icing for decorating along with raisins or M&Ms and other candies

In large bowl beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and molasses. In another bowl combine dry ingredients. Stir flour mixture into butter mixture. Divide dough into thirds and wrap in plastic and chill for 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough as thin or thick as you want....cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets for 8-10 minutes till just starting to brown. Cool and ice and decorate.

We roll our cookies fairly thick....and do not bake them to get too crisp as we like them softer. This recipe easily makes 4 cookie sheets of cookies...if not more. You can also reduce the spices in this recipe to taste. Noah thinks they had a tad too much ginger. So the nice thing about homemade is we can adjust to our preferences.




Frank said...

Any cookie is good any time of the year. I hope Noah appreciates your effort.

Grandma said...

Hey your cookies sound great, I could eat a couple right now with a glass of really cold milk. Glad you're enjoying them so much. See
Mommy is a good cook and baker.

Love you,

Melissa said...

That's great Noah that you're trying out new foods. I know your Mom can bake and cook up some great tasting food. I'm really proud of you!