Thursday, December 31, 2009

Flavor of the Month-Cookies!

(This is a little cookie recipe booklet that I made for my mom when I was a Brownie, waaaaay back when:)
I'm sure I am not alone when I refer to the gingerbread cookie as the quintessential Christmas cookie. When Bridget (of bake at 350) chose cookies as Flavor of the Month, I knew I had no choice, but to spotlight this "tried and true" cookie. (This is my first time participating in FOTM:)

Click HERE to see other cookie links at Bridget's blog.
I love these cookies because they are spicy, chewy, and they look so cute decorated. Plus, I don't feel compelled to decorate the entire surface(I love the contrast of the icing against the dark background), so they are easier and quicker to decorate than my sugar cookies. I posted my gingerbread people on a previous post, so wanted to spotlight the gingerbread house cookies here:)

I have used this recipe for years(from my sister-in-law), and it works like a charm! Besides being tasty, it is easy to roll out and keeps its shape with the cookie cutter version:)

Gingerbread Cookies(I usually double the recipe) Preheat oven to 350 degrees
1/2 cup butter at room temperature
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
1 egg
Mix all of these ingredients together(I use my kitchenAid), and set aside

In large bowl mix together:
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ginger
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 tsp. allspice
Add all of this to the other mixture. (I actually put each of these ingredients directly into my kitchenAid.)

On floured surface roll out cookies immediately, or store in the refrigerator up to a week. Bake 8-12. minutes. Let cool on pan for 10 minutes.

Have fun and enjoy!



  1. I love gingerbread cookies--one of my favorites this time of year. These are adorable!! :)
    Happy New Year Sue!

  2. These are gorgeous. I hope you signed up for Daring Baker as well???


  3. Oh.So.Pretty!!! I LOVE your gingerbread cottages! Thank you for linking up! ♥

  4. These look delicious and oh so, pretty!!! Beautiul decorating. Hope you have a great New Year!

  5. Sweet that your Mom kept the recipe booklet that you made her so long ago!

    Love your gingerbread houses and cookies...very nicely done!

  6. wow.. these look yummy and pretty Sue. wishing you and your family a Very Happy new Year :)

  7. Great job on the gingerbread houses; I love how they're all different! :)

    Wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

  8. Mmm, these look great! I will have to try your gingerbread recipe next time around!

  9. A chewy gingerbread recipe sounds great! And they're so cute!

  10. I was a Brownie too Sue! Your book is so cute. I wonder if we made one. I'll have to ask my mom.


  11. What a treasure to find your childhood recipe book! Mom's are great, aren't they. I was a browie as well- there must be 100, 000, 000 of us out there!

  12. Happy new year, Sue!

    I could see how long you have been into this cookie thing, since a Brownie?? Wow!!

    Anyway, the result shows. Your cookies are stunning as usual. Thinking about setting up an online shop?

    Sawadee from Bangkok,

  13. Gorgeous...and I love the cookie book too! It's beautiful!

  14. Hey Sue! I just wanted to say thank you for commenting on my New York post. I will be thinking of you...and your mom & sister while I'm there.

  15. That is SO special that you still have that book! Too cute! :) I love things like that. And your cookies are extra fun. I would love to try those next year with my boys. Thank you for this post.

  16. Love gingerbread and can't wait to try this fun recipe even though its just about spring time, but who cares right?
    How long do you bake your cookies?

  17. What type of frosting do you use to decorate the cookies