By Kelly Bogard
The lights are hung. The trees are being trimmed. And we are decking the halls. It’s Christmas time in Texas.
With the holiday decorating, comes holiday parties and holiday baking. ‘Tis the season after all! I like to have a treat that most guests, young and old, will enjoy. One of my favorites is cookies. Shortbread Cookies are always a hit, and Everything Cookies have something for everyone.
This year, my daughter wants to help decorate the cookies, so we came up with a plan to make these.
For Gingerbread Cookies, you will need…
4 c. flour
1 c. brown sugar, packed
3/4 c butter, softened
3/4 c. molasses
2 tsp. ground ginger
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
3/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/4 tsp. salt
There are a lot of decorating and shape options for Gingerbread Cookies, but we decided on the classic design of a Gingerbread Man with white icing and red hot buttons. You could also make Christmas trees, stars or even reindeer with little red noses.
In a second bowl, stir together the dry ingredients and slowly mix them in with the butter mixture, making sure to get everything well mixed. Once it’s all combined, cover and chill in the refrigerator for one hour.
This is a great recipe for little hands and imaginations. And the classic Gingerbread flavor is sure to make for holiday memories for years to come. Taking a few extra minutes for homemade can make for a memorable holiday tradition. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!