Gingerbread Cookie Recipe
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Fill your house with the aroma of gingerbread with these super adorable gingerbread cookies! This recipe is a breeze, and you can fill the cookie jar with homemade love! The first time I ever had gingerbread was when I got a new job as a server at an Irish restaurant and we served fresh baked gingerbread everyday. It was soooo delicious and we always served it with a big dollop of fresh whipped cream… the flavor was so good it warmed the soul.
This recipe is rated as EASY ~ perfect for any level cook, and comes to us from the Food Network
What you’ll need for the best ever gingerbread cookie recipe : flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, ground cloves, salt, pepper, butter, shortening, egg, brown sugar, molasses
For the icing you’ll need : confectioners sugar, water, egg white powder and a piping pastry bag, or use a baggie and cut a small hole at one corner -or…. you can use store bought icing found on the baking aisle
Tips to remember for cookies just the way you like em;
*For thin crisp cookies – roll the dough thin
*For soft moist cookies – roll the dough thick (definitely my preference)
Decorated and put into a nice box or tin, these make a very special gift don’t you think? I think they would make a nice gift for teacher ~ and your kids would love giving a gift from your kitchen, especially if you let them help.
Here is a bit of fun information about gingerbread cookies I collected for you…
Originally, the term gingerbread comes from Latin zingiber from an Old French word gingebras referred to preserved ginger. It then became a reference to a confection made with honey and spices. Gingerbread translates to the French term pain d’épices (literally “spice bread”) or the German term Lebkuchen or Pfefferkuchen (pepperbread, literally: pepper cake).
The trade of gingerbread biscuits dates to the 17th century where they were sold in monasteries, pharmacies, town squares and farmers markets. In Medieval England gingerbread was thought to have medicinal properties.
Gingerbread Men were first attributed to Queen Elizabeth I, who allegedly served the figurines to foreign dignitaries. Today, however, they are generally served around Christmas.
Now you have the scoop on Gingerbread Cookies
Get the recipe for the 5 star gingerbread cookie recipe here