In Over My Head

by Angela (Oh She Glows) on December 5, 2008

Goodnight everyone!

Well, it looks like I am in over my head with this baking stuff! Who knew baking 100 gingerbread cookies would be so much work!? I forgot how much work rolling, working, and cutting the dough was- and how much time it took. It took me a full 3 hours to make about 80 cookies. I agree to 100 (minimum) so I think I am going to make a batch of sugar cookies sometime this weekend and call it a day!

The recipe I used is called ‘Gingerbread Boy Cookies’ by Donna Sasser. I found the recipe on All Recipes website!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

     (I tripled this recipe)

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a saucepan, combine the butter, sugar, molasses and vinegar; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; cool to lukewarm. Stir in egg. Combine the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and salt; stir into molasses mixture to form a soft dough.

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The mixture looked so cool when it was boiling.

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2.  Divide dough into thirds. Shape each portion into a disk; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until easy to handle.

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3.  On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 3-in. gingerbread boy cookie cutter. Place on greased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 7-9 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks.

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They turned out fabulous! Except that I burned the first batch….oops! It is hard work mixing such a huge batch by hand….my arm was burning!!! I quickly stuffed a few cookies in my mouth *just to check they were good* hehe

The bad news? I had no time to try out the homemade Larabar experiment. I promise tomorrow I will try it out!! I am literally exhausted right now! Time to relax for a couple hours before bed. Tomorrow is going to be another busy day of baking and unpacking!

Hope you have a wonderful start to your weekend!!! :D

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First say to yourself what you would be;
and then do what you have to do.

Epictetus

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Dagne December 5, 2008 at 11:03 pm

That’s funny, I just finished making gingerbread cookie dough! (Very similar to yours, only I also added ground cloves). I will bake them on Sunday.

Can’t wait for your Larabar experiment!

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Krista December 5, 2008 at 11:16 pm

That is one wicked baking session! I hope your co-workers appreciate it! The cookies do look great, though! :)

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bobbi December 6, 2008 at 1:37 am

good job dear!

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VeggieGirl December 6, 2008 at 8:10 am

Lots of delicious baked goods!!! Holy yum goodness gracious.

I’m willing to wait for the Larabars, no worries ;-)

Happy Saturday!!

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Kaneil December 6, 2008 at 9:46 am

I have always wanted to make gingerbread cookies – but I want them to be chewy instead of crunchy. Any tips?!

They look great! Makes me miss all of the cookie cutters from my childhood!

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girlrunningaround December 6, 2008 at 10:09 am

Wow, they look amazing! Great job!

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