Friday, October 22, 2010

Gingerbread ~ Holiday Cards ~ Free Cards Friday

Finally! A good Gingerbread recipe :)

I have had terrible luck in past years with gingerbread - but this one, YUM! Especially when I substituted syrup for the molasses - they were so good I could hardly stand it :) My boys loved baking these.

this recipe courtesy of my littlest's pre-school. I made them a cookie sheet-sized man for snack a couple weeks ago - and what do you know, after they decorated him and put him in the oven, he escaped and they searched all over the school for him! They found him in their classroom, and munched him.

3 C flour (I used whole wheat)
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp baking soda
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/2 C butter, room temperature
1/2 C white sugar
1 large egg

2/3 C unsulphured molasses (on the second go-round I used maple syrup, and that was my favorite!)

Whisk flour, salt, soda and spices. Set aside. Cream butter and sugar til light and fluffy. Add egg and molasses and beat til well combined. Gradually add flour mixture til incorporated. Refrigerate for 2+ hours.

Preheat oven to 350 F, roll dough to 1/4 inch thickness and cut to shapes. Bake 8-12 (more, in my experience). Done when firm and edges start to brown.

"Cooking is like love.
It should be entered into
with abandon
or not at all."

~Harriet Van Horne

(wanna hear something crazy? I searched online for quotes about baking with children and very quickly landed on a page with quotes about cooking children, hmmm)

Holiday Cards are now available!

3 styles of Holiday Cards are now available ~
head on over to the online shop to grab some! (while supplies last, of course)

It's Free Cards Friday! Add your comment to THIS blog post (here at the blog or on the Facebook page) throughout the weekend and be in the running to win some cards ~ I'll choose the winner on Monday.

Have a great weekend,
Love & Sincerely, Katie


  1. ~i l♥ve baking and too have had troubles with gingerbread cookies...look forward to trying this recipe out...thank you so for sharing!! i hope all is wel with you adn yours and your days are being filled with only joyful moments...warm wishes and brightest blessings~

  2. Gingerbread is a tradition here in Norway also - but I`ll wait a month before I start baking;)
    Have a wonderful weekend!


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