Thursday, December 18, 2008
For Family Night this week, we made a big batch of gingerbread cookies.
I gave everyone lots of dough.
Then, let them loose with icing, sprinkles and chocolate chips!
1 cup sugar
3 teaspoons ginger
1 teaspoon nutmeg
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon cloves
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup melted butter
½ cup evaporated milk
1 cup molasses
¾ teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups all purpose flour
1. Combine the sugar, ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, baking soda and salt.
2. Add the melted butter, evaporated milk, molasses and vanilla. Mix well.
3. Stir in 1 cup of flour at a time. The dough should be stiff enough to handle without sticking to fingers. Add up to ½ cup additional flour if necessary.
4. When the dough is smooth, roll out ¼ inch think on a floured surface and cut it into cookies.
5. Bake on greased cookie sheets in a preheated 375 F oven for 10 to 12 minutes (ours took around 7 minutes).
Let me know if you make some too!
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I just love family nights..they are so important.
Yum! Looks like everyone was having a blast!
Oh I LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOOVE Gingergread men!!!! Sweet, spicy, soft- Christmas!!!
Thank you for sharing your recipe!
What a great family night...looks like a lot of fun and your "men" look just too yummy to eat!
Gingerbread men are on the agenda for next week, and I'm going to use your recipe - thanks! :-) I love the picture of Benjamin decorating - you captured his adorable "serious concentration"
Did I spy a Daisy gingerbread cookie?! ;-)
I think I recognize a gingerbread Doggie in that mix. Daisy? Or do I have you confused with another dog owner??
Love the concentration on the kids' faces!
The cookies look delicious.
What fun for everyone. I don't think I've ever made Gingerbread Cookies. I'll have to try your recipe thanks for sharing it.
I didn't like gingerbread cookies until just a couple years ago...but yours are so cute, I really want to make some now!
Oh how neat. I love the way you share everything with your family and also include us bloggies. Thx for sharing and I am printing out that recipe. Thc.
The recipe is on page 5 in case anyone else wants to print it.
I love the gingerbread cookies and love that you have family night. Children grow up fast. You are doing some special things with yours.
Love the gingerbread men, so cute and looks like such fun!
We are having a family night here tomorrow and I bouth the makings for a ginger bread house...I think we will make your cookies as well. Thanks so much for sharing with us ehre Kelli. I love the picture our your son in dark blue and white flour...lol very cute!
What a coincidence. I made gingerbread people today for Kindergarteners to decorate tomorrow. I love gingerbread.
I think I need to copy your recipe. The one I used this morning kept sticking to the counter and I couldn't lift the gingerbread men. I finally rolled the dough into a tube shape and just sliced them. I got one man only the rest are just circles.
How adorable and how cozy to have a family night of cookie making. There's nothing like doing something fun together like this and then getting to eat the yummy goodness! :)
What beautiful cookies! I made some this week and will blog about them soon, but mine are not as pretty as yours and I cheated on the dough! Have a great weekend!
Looks like fun and YUMMY! too!
Love the gingerbread men! I am doing my cookie baking this coming weekend - mostly for small gifts. I also use those sugar sprinkle decorations that are in your picture but this year I haven't been able to find them in the shops. Most annoying. Will have to go with 100's and 1000's and coloured icing. The kids did a great job of decorating. :)
Cheers - Joolz
I'll bet your kids had a ball with this!!
What a fun family night. They look inviting.
I hope you had fun at your Christmas tea. Everything looked so pretty.
Looks like so much fun, love the photos :)
Yummmmm we still need to get goin on ours! cherry
Mmmmm! What yummy fun!!
Oooh This makes me want a Gingerbread cookie.
Kelli, how sweet is that?
Thanks for sharing your recipe!
I hope to make these this weekend or early next week. Do you make your own icing?
The kids always love making and decorating the gingerbread boys. What a fun time for everyone!
I'm hoping to do some of these this weekend, if time allows.
Can I just say your kiddos are looking so grown up?! Wow.
Pretty! My fist time playing! :)
What a fun evening. Can you believe I don't own a gingerbread man cookie cutter? I'm going to town today to find one! (I'm ashamed) When I get my hands on one I'll try out your recipe. Thank you for sharing it. The kids did a great job decorating. How many men and ladies did you end up with? :)
I always feel right at home when I visit you here, wishing you an your family a wonderful Christmas !! Hugs, Mica
Mmmm...Those look yummy! Do you use white or brown sugar?
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