Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Soft Gingerbread cookies

You know what I'm talking about - those storebought gingerbread cookies are hard as a rock. I made this recipe up an hour before meeting my boyfriend's family for Thanksgiving, because I wanted to give everyone a little treat. We didn't even have cookie cutters, that's ok! We drew out a gingerbread pattern from online, made a wax paper template, and cut them out ourselves from the dough!

  • 2 Eggs
  • butter - softened- 1 1/2 sticks
  • Vanilla extract - 1 tbsp
  • Brown sugar - 1 cup
  • white sugar - 1 cup
  • ginger powder - 2 tbsp
  • maple syrup (leftover from a friend in Canada who gave me a souveneir) - 1/4 cup
  • baking soda - 1 1/2 tsp
  • all purpose flour - 2 cups
  • wheat flour - 1/2 cup

Beat butter,brown and white sugar, and syrup until well mixed

Add the eggs and vanilla, and beat on medium until slightly fluffy

Then add the flour and baking soda, and mix well for a few seconds

cool the dough a little in the fridge, roll out, put on a sheet pan, bake at 375 for 10 minutes or less until the edge is a little brown

Then take out and cut into gingerbread shapes, and add quick frosting touches. You'll have a soft homemade gingerbread cookie that everyone will be talking about!

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