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!


Cottage Collections said...

Happy New Year Carrie! I know you are enjoying your beautiful new bundle of Joy! Sadie Noel. What a pretty name!
I wish you and your family much happiness in the new year!
Mama B

Shabby in Pink Boutique said...

Happy Happy New years.. Wishing you warm blessings and a wonderful New Year!
Pink Thoughts~ Stephanie