Katy's Gingerbread Cookies

Recipe by Katy4
READY IN: 1hr
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat over to 350*.
  • Blend together butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • In a separate small bowl combine molasses and 5 tbls. water with a fork.
  • Stir molasses mixture into butter mixture.
  • Sift together remaining dry ingredients.
  • Sift again, and then stir into the butter mixture, 1/2 a cup at a time, until blended.
  • Wrap dough in waxed paper and refrigerate for several hours.
  • You can also freeze the dough at this point for several weeks.
  • When ready to bake - take dough out of fridge a part at a time.
  • Grease cookie sheets.
  • Roll out on lightly floured surface until thin, roughly 1/8 of an inch thick.
  • Cut dough with floured cookie cutters.
  • Bake about 8 minutes. Cookies should be just slightly browned on the bottom.
  • Let cool on rack.
  • For icing: Combine confectioners sugar, a few drops of water and a few drops of food coloring.
  • Prep time is to make dough, cook time is the actual rolling and baking. Cookie yield is a guess as it depends on how big your gingerbread man cutter is!
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