Thursday, December 29, 2011

Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

Hi Elise,
When I visited Al, the boys and I decided to make some cut-out and decorate Christmas cookies. They decided on gingerbread which was a good choice.
I found a recipe on Epicurious that was described as "forgiving" and that sounded like the one.
We started with a pot of molasses, sugar and milk. Then added flour and stirred. Added butter and stirred.

The boys are good stirrers!
Then right away we rolled them out. No refrigeration required. I liked this recipe better all the time.

The dough was sticking to the board, so Henry suggested we put the spatula under the dough before cutting out the shape. Worked a treat!
They baked. The boys helped clean up.

Oh No! We forgot to get colored sugar. The three of us trundled down the hill to Real Food and found some "natural, organic, vegan, gluten-free" sprinkles. They would have to do. Luckily Alison had some real artificial food coloring, so the icing was vibrant.
Since there is no pastry bag in that house, never mind 5 of them,Chase suggested we put the icing in plastic bags and cut tiny holes in the corner. Brilliant!
They tasted as good as they looked and with the one-cookie rule, it is good we made a few really big ones.

Sam came home and helped us decorate and eat them.