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tisdag 15 december 2009

o´gingerbread cookies!

No christmas without gingerbread cookies! The top ones are chaped as ornaments/baubles for a christmas tree... cute, cute! And since theese weren´t made to be eaten, I added some unedible bling to them. What doesn´t show on the pic is that the snowflakes are all glittery.

Gingerbread Cookies (recipe from joyofbaking.com)

3 cups (390 grams) all purpose flour (vetemjöl)
1/4 teaspoons salt
3/4 teaspoon
baking soda (bikarbonat)
2 teaspoons ground ginger (malen ingerfära)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon (malen kanel)
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (malen muskotnöt)
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves (malen kryddnejlika)
1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted
butter, room temperature
1/2 cup (100 grams) granulated white
sugar (strösocker)
1 large
2/3 cup (160 ml) unsulphured molassesRead more (mörk sirap går bra)

In the bowl of your electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and molasses and beat until combined. Gradually add the flour mixture beating until incorporated.
Divide the dough in half, and wrap each half in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least two hours or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) and place rack in center of oven. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside while you roll out the dough.
On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1/4 inch. Use a gingerbread cutter to cut out the cookies. With an offset spatula lift the cut out cookies onto the baking sheet, placing the cookies about 1 inch (2.54 cm) apart. If you are hanging the cookies or using as gift tags, make a hole at the top of the cookies with a straw or end of a wooden skewer.
Bake for about 8 - 12 minutes depending on the size of the cookies. Small ones will take about 8 minutes, larger cookies will take about 12 minutes. They are done when they are firm and the edges are just beginning to brown.
Remove the cookies from the oven and cool on the baking sheet for about 1 minutes. When they are firm enough to move, transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
If desired, you can press raisins, currants, or candies into the dough for eyes and buttons while the cookies are still warm. Otherwise, confectioners frosting can be used to decorate the cookies. You can also use the icing as a glue to attach candies, raisins, and sprinkles.
Confectioners Frosting: In an electric mixer (or with a hand mixer), cream the butter until smooth and well blended. Add the vanilla extract. With the mixer on low speed, gradually beat in the sugar. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and beater. Add the milk and beat on high speed until frosting is light and fluffy (about 3-4 minutes). Add a little more milk if too dry. Place the frosting in a pastry bag fitted with a decorative tip and decorate the gingerbread men as desired.
Tint portions of frosting with desired food color (I use the paste food coloring that is available at cake decorating stores and party stores).
Makes about 3 dozen cookies depending on the size of cookie cutter used.
Store in an airtight container.


10 kommentarer:

Anna Wolf sa...

Superfina!!! As always... :)

Kram Anna

Linda sa...

Åh, så fiina! Önskar att jag kunde göra så fina kakor :)

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Alice Lindberg sa...

Verkligen urtjusiga!!

Hanna - Bakfnatt sa...

Jättefina julgranskulor och rolig idé det där med skorna =)

Sandra drömkaka sa...

Åh så vackert Linda! Kan inte annat än att beundra :)

åsa - hello sugar! sa...

åhhh, de är helt fantastiskt fina!! helt klart alldeles för vackra för att ätas så jag är glad att höra att de kommer pryda julgranen!! :)

stor kram söta linda! :)

cilla sa...

vilken blogg, så duktig du är. kramisar

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