12 Days of Christmas: Gingerbread

gingerbreadI stumbled upon this recipe online and I am pretty excited to make them. I don’t typically post recipes that I haven’t tried but this particular recipe looks similar to a gingerbread cookie I’ve made before but had a bit more oomph to it! I will be trying this recipe and doing a review. But, I hope you give this a try!

I LOVE gingerbread men cookies and this recipe looks promising! I found it on About.com. Here’s the link GINGERBREAD COOKIES

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup superfine brown rice flour (source link below)
  • 1 cup arrowroot starch
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoons guar gum
  • 1/2 cup dark molasses
  • 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1/4 cup softened butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Extra rice flour for dusting when rolling and cutting out cookies

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 F degrees
Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or lightly grease

  1. Sift all dry ingredients together and set aside.
  2. Cream butter and sugar, beating on high speed for 3-5 minutes until light and fluffy.
  3. Add molasses and vanilla and beat until combined.
  4. Slowly add dry, sifted ingredients to butter mixture and beat just until a stiff dough forms.
  5. Place dough between 2 sheets of plastic wrap lightly dusted with sweet rice flour. Roll out to 1/8 inch thick.
  6. Dip gingerbread cookie cutter in sweet rice flour and cut out gingerbread men. Use a flour-dusted spatula to transfer cookies to baking sheet. If the dough should get too soft while you are working with it, just place it in the freezer for about 5 minutes.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes in preheated oven, or until cookies are firm to the touch. Cool and decorate with Royal Icing and Chocolate Buttercream Frosting.
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