HAPPY NIKOLAUS Everyone!! I hope you all have a great weekend and a wonderful Nikolaus Day today…:-) Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year and also the busiest time of the year. I am always trying to find simple things to make life easier since everything is so crazy during Christmas.
My almost 3 year old daughter loves to bake and ask me every day if i could bake something with her. In the wintertime everybody loves cookies, so i have almost no excuse to say no to her…:-) Last year i found this easy Gingerbread Cookie Recipe… Aren’t they cute?! They are very simple & quick to prepare and everybody loves them.
GINGERBREAD COOKIES RECIPE:
2 cups (240g) all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, room temperature
1/3 cup (75g) packed dark-brown sugar
1/3 cup (4 oz) unsulfured molasses
1 large egg
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, spices, baking soda, and salt; set aside. With an electric mixer, beat butter and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in molasses and egg. With mixer on low, add dry ingredients; mix just until a dough forms. Place dough on floured plastic wrap. Wrap well; chill until firm, 1 to 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius. Divide dough in half. Working with one half at a time (rewrap and refrigerate other half), place dough on floured paper; roll out and cut out shapes. Transfer to baking sheets.
Bake until firm and edges just begin to darken, 10 to 18 minutes, depending on size. Cool completely on baking sheets.
Thanks for reading!