My kids made gingerbread cookies with their grandmother today. It was a pretty big production.
The kitchen got a little messy.
But the kids didn’t get too crabby.
Chloe just had to roll out her own dough.
I will cherish these pictures for years to come.
We let Andrew decorate the burnt ones. He didn’t mind.
I tried frosting mine to look like Hermey- the dentist elf from Rudolph. I didn’t do too bad from memory, but his bangs are actually supposed to flip the other way. . .
Here’s a collection of them:
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 Tablespoon ground ginger
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
4 cups flour
In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add molasses. Add dry ingredients. I added about a tablespoon of water as well so that the dough was easier to manage. Form into 2 discs and wrap with plastic wrap. Chill for at least 2 hours. Bake cookies for 8 minutes at 375°
I used royal icing to frost- 2 lbs powdered sugar, 2 TB meringue powder and 6-10 TB water.