Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Gingerbread Cookies





Yesterday, I baked this Gingerbread Cookies. My son and I had a great fun decorating the cookies. I did the icing and he did most of the decoration works. Both my sons enjoyed this homemade gingerbread cookies and they even gave a thumbs up for it.

Normally, those gingerbread cookies which we bought from the bakery shop has a strong spices taste so children don't really like them. For this recipe, I cut down on the spices and I used Brer Rabbit brand Mild Flavor Molasses which give a nice caramel taste to the cookies. Yummy...yummy. :)

Recipe

Ingredients (yield 28 cookies)
65g butter
80g light brown sugar
1/2tsp salt
1 egg
180g molasses
445g plain flour
1tsp baking soda
1/2tsp ground cinnamon
1 1/4tsp ground ginger

Steps:
1. Sift flour, baking soda and spices together and set aside.
2. Cream butter, sugar and salt together until light and fluffy.
3. Beat in the egg slowly into the cream mixture. (If mixture curdle, add in some flour.)
4. Fold in the flour and molasses alternately until well combined.(Add in some flour if dough is too wet. Dough must be soft but not sticky.)
5. Rest dough in the fridge for 15mins.
6. Preheat oven to 180C.
7. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface.
8. Use a cookies cutter and cut out the dough.
9. Place it on a greased tray and bake for 10-12mins depend on the thickness of your cookies.
10.Remove cookies and cool on a wire rack.
11.Decorate it with icing sugar, candy and chocolate.
12.Leave icing sugar to dry before pack them in an airtight container.

24 comments:

Art of Eating said...

The gingerbread cookies look so nice and yummy.

Thought of giving it a try. Could you share how to make the icing ?

Kitchen Corner said...

Hi Happy Flour,
Your gingerbread cookies look really attractive! Are you going to sell it? It looks better than the store one :P

javapot said...

Great looking cookies!!! I think my son will like these too! :)

javapot said...

One Qn, how long will they last in an air tight container? Hoping to make some for family's kids. tks

Happy Flour said...

Hi Kitchen Corner,

Thanks. I bake this for my family and neighbours.

Happy Flour said...

Hi Javapot,

Thanks. It can last for 2 to 3 weeks if kept in an airtight container. Don't worry about how long it can be kept, as it will definitely be finish within one week.

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Shadow Ranger said...

Wow, sounds really good. I'll ask my friend's mom to try bake it sometime. She's an amazing baker!

Happy Flour said...

Hi Art of Eating,

Thanks. Actually, I didn't make the icing, I bought a bottle of Wilton ready to use icing. I find that it take a longer time to dry.

You can try using 2 egg whites, sifted icing sugar and 1tsp lemon juice and whisk them together. Add some icing sugar at a time until the icing can be used for piping, just like whipped cream. If too dry add some egg white, if too wet add some icing sugar. You have to agak-agak lah.

Or you can check out from William Sonoma wet site. Clip under recipe, go to dessert and find it under cookies. You will enjoy reading this web site.

laychoo said...

Szeqi simply loves gingerbread man. I bought one for her from a new bakery shop in JP "The icing room" but she only ate a bit. As you have mentioned, the taste of spices was too strong for her liking. You still have leftover or not? Hee, hee...

Happy Flour said...

Hi laychoo,

I specially bake this for Saturday. Will bring it there and share with you lah. My boys keep asking for more and even I also ate 2. Too nice lah cannot resist. So I have to keep it in the cabinet.

Art of Eating said...

Thanks Happy Flour, for being so helpful & sharing. I'll go surf this site (very excited something new for me to learn about)

javapot said...

Wanted to let u know I tried this and it came out great, tks for sharing :) Merry xmas and happy NY to u and your family.

Happy Flour said...

Hi javapot,

So happy to hear that. Merry X'mas and a Happy New Year to you too.

dennis-cynthia said...

hi..u hv such cute cookie molds-may i know where u get them? my son would love it. and for gingerbread cookies, where can u get the Brer Rabbit brand Mild Flavor Molasses? supermarket? tx 4 the tip!

Happy Flour said...

Hi Dennis-Cynthia,

I bought the cookies cutter from Phoon Huat, you can get Brer Rabbit brand Mild Flavor Molasses from Cold Storage supermarket.

Blessed Homemaker said...

Hi, how's the texture of these cookies? I'm looking for a soft cookie recipe.

Happy Flour said...

Hi Blessed Homemaker,

The texture is crunchy, it not as hard as those we bought from the bakery store.

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

It is heartwarming to see kids helping out in the kitchen and taken keen interest to bake.

Anonymous said...

Hi Happy Flour,
I can't find the Brer Rabbit brand
Mild Flavor Molasses in the Cold Storage supermarket. Most outlets
stock only the Full Flavor Molasses,can I use that instead?

Thanks,
Adeline

Anonymous said...

Hi Happy Flour,
I can't find the Brer Rabbit brand
Mild Flavor Molasses in the Cold Storage supermarket. Most outlets
stock only the Full Flavor Molasses,can I use that instead?

Thanks,
Adeline

Happy Flour said...

Hi Adeline,

I bought it from Sun Lik. It's ok to used the Full Flavor Molasses.

Anonymous said...

Hi Happy Flour,

Thanks for your reply.

Regards,
Adeline

Anonymous said...

Hi Happy Flour,

Thanks for your reply.

Regards,
Adeline