Gingerbread troops

Gingerbread cookie feast

Yesterday we made cookies. We made a double-batch of cookies. We made so many cookies, it’s ridiculous. The gingerbread cookie recipe we used said it would make two dozen. Sure, if you have huge cutters. We easily have far, far more than that. Eight dozen, maybe? In the photo you can see them packaged up: the jar has some, there’s a bag of two dozen for my students today, after I took a dozen for other students yesterday. There’s a bag of another two dozen, maybe more, to take to Mr. Pea’s aunt’s tomorrow night; and another bag of probably three or four dozen in the freezer. So. many. cookies.

But they sure are fun to make, at least for the first hour or so. This is the recipe for one batch.

Start by creaming:
6 T of butter, softened
3/4 c dark brown sugar, packed
1 egg

1/2 c molasses
2 t vanilla

Add, slowly:
3 c flour
1 1/2 t baking powder
3/4 t baking soda
1/4 t salt
1 T ground ginger
1 3/4 t cinnamon
1/4 t cloves

Once this is all blended, let it chill in the fridge a couple hours to let the flavors meld.

Preheat oven to 375.

Roll out cookie dough. 1/4 inch will yield a chewier cookie; thinner will yield a crispier cookie. Cut with assorted cutters and bake 7-10 minutes. But watch out for zombies and evil moose:

Check out Mr. Pea’s blog for some awesome zombie cookie photoshopping.


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  1. Pingback: Nothing says Christmas like Gingerbread Cookies « Sweet Pea Cooks

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