Monday, December 3, 2007

Make Mine Pink Christmas Cookie Recipe Exchange

Welcome to the Make Mine Pink Blog
Christmas Cookie Exchange

What a great way to get a new Christmas cookie recipe! I can't wait to see what everyone has posted on their Blogs! I may just find myself some new favorites! I have so many favorites I didn't know which one to choose. So I decided to choose a couple! One of my favorites is from the Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Comfort & Joy Book. If you love Gingerbread Men Cookies you'll love these. They are soft, chewy and without a doubt delicious!

Soft Ginger Cookies

What you'll need...

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon baking soda

3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup butter, softened (do not substitute)

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1/4 cup molasses

2 tablespoons sugar (set aside)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl with an electric mixer beat butter for 30 seconds. Add 1 cup sugar. Beat until fluffy. Add egg and molasses; beat well. Add half the flour mixture; beat until combined. Stir in remaining flour mixture with a wooden spoon.

Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll in 2 tablespoons sugar; place on ungreased cookie sheet 2-inches apart. Bake for 10 minutes or until light brown and puffed. Let cool on cookie sheets for 2 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool.

Makes about 36 cookies! Enjoy!

Feel free to post your favorite recipe in my comment section.

Happy Baking!