This recipe comes from the book
Presidential Cookies: The Lure and the Love by Bev Young
Thoughts Before Baking:
I first made these cookies when my friends and I were having an Oscar party back in 2013. The rules of the party were that you had to pick a movie that was up for an Academy Award, and make one course that was relevant.
My film choice had been Lincoln, and I choose to make this Gingerbread Cookie recipe because this was one of Abraham Lincoln’s favorite desserts.
- 1/2 Cup of Butter (1 Stick)
- 1/2 Cup of Sugar
- 1/2 Cup of Molasses
- 1 Egg Yolk
- 2 Cups of Sifted Flour
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Soda
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon
- 1 Teaspoon of Ground Cloves
- 1 Teaspoon of Ginger
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Nutmeg
- 1/2 Teaspoon of Allspice
- In a large bowl, cream the butter with the sugar until smooth.
- Beat in the molasses and egg yolk.
- In another bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, and spices.
- Gradually beat the flour mixture into the butter-egg mixture.
- Cover and chill the dough for at least one hour.
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- On a lightly floured board, roll the dough to 1/4-inch thickness.
- Cut into gingerbread men or other desired shapes.
- Place cookies about 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes.
- Cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes.
- Decorate with icing if desired.
We have our Dapper 19th century men and a couple of pirates.
My favorite is the zombie cookie who ate the other on in the lower right hand corner.
Thoughts After Baking:
I loved these cookies. I’m not the biggest fan of gingerbread as I like one or two and then am done; but these were so good I ate twice as much.
And of course one the best things is decorating the cookies.
For more ginger cookies, go to Regency Ginger Cookies
For more cookies, go to Dinomite’s Fluffy Bites
For more holiday recipes, go to Hole in One
For more dessert recipes, go to Lemon Meringue Chiffon Cake