This week me and Em decided to make some gingerbread cookies! We both have never made them and really never ate them. We thought it was a perfect holiday recipe to get in the Christmas mood.
I got this recipe from a lovely blogger, Nerdy Mama, on Pinterest. If you want to check her post out, click here. It is suuuuper cute. She gave her gingerbread men mustaches.
4 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/4 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tsp ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground Allspice
1/4 tsp ground Cloves
1/8 tsp ground Nutmeg
1 tsp ground Ginger
1/2 cup granulated Sugar
1/2 cup Light Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Molasses
2 T Butter softened
1/3 cup Applesauce
1/4 cup Water
1 Egg beaten
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
So we obviously mixed all the ingredients together, that’s a great start, right? The recipe recommended mixing dry and wet ingredient separately but we got a little excited and threw it all in one bowl.
It turned out delicious still, don’t worry lol
So the recipe suggested you let the dough set in the fridge for 30 minutes. I think we let it sit for 20 ish minutes. To get everything really well combined we kneaded it by hand for a minute.
Now the fun part! Make sure you add enough flour so the dough doesn’t stick when you roll it out. Just beware if you add A LOT of flour it can change the consistency of your cookies so just be careful.
We cut all the shapes out and added some fun little details. Emily added cute names and letters to some with a toothpick.
We made a really simple icing. I made it when I made my halloween cookies too. If you want to see a sugar cookie post check it out here.
For the royal icing, you will need:
2 tsp. light corn syrup
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tsp. milk
I figured out how to eyeball it so i just added whatever I needed as I went but its super easy after you do it once.
This is how they should look when you pop them in the oven. They don’t spread really at all so don’t worry too much. You will notice when they bake they get a little lighter brown.
Once they are baked its time to decorate and frost them up. We had M&M’s, sprinkles, and frosting. You can get really creative but we went simple and classic for the holidays.
I hope you guys enjoyed this post. Instead of a regular recipe, it’s more about joining in on my evening. We had so much fun making them and hopefully you see that in this post!
This was a bonus post, another one is still coming on Wednesday! I can’t believe we are only 8 days away from Christmas. Let’s make the most of what is left of the holiday season! 🎄❄️