Gingerbread Cookies

I made these this afternoon with my youngest daughter.  She always has a blast helping out in the kitchen, somewhere that I need to gain more patience!!!  Enjoy!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, combine the butter, sugar, molasses and vinegar; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; cool to lukewarm. Stir in egg. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt; stir into molasses mixture to form a soft dough.
  2. Divide dough into thirds. Shape each portion into a disk; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. The dough will be VERY THICK!!  Cut with a floured 3-in. gingerbread boy cookie cutter. Place on parchment paper covered baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 6 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks.

 

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