Gingerbread (men and sandwiches) – Christmas Baking Part 3

I also made cookies with Gary’s mom, my sister, and my mom too!  My favorite cookies we made were the Gingersnap cookies with Lemon filling and the traditional gingerbread men cookies!  We also made several other cookies, a cinnamon cookie and a Truffle-filled Thumbprint cookies.

All Cookies

Gingersnap Cookies with Lemon Filling

Ingredients:

Cookies:

3/4 Cup Unsalted Butter

1 Cup White Sugar

1 Large Egg

1/2 Cup Molasses

2 1/2 Cups Flour

2 Teaspoons Baking Powder

2 Teaspoons Ground Ginger

1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

1/2 Teaspoon Salt

Lemon Filling:

2 Cups Powdered Sugar

1 Cup Unsalted Butter

1 Teaspoon Lemon Extract

1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice from 1 Lemon

Directions:

1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. In medium bowl, cream butter and sugar until smooth and creamy.

3. Beat in the egg.  Then add the molasses and mix.

4. In a large mixing bowl combine the flour, baking soda, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, and the salt.

5. Now add the creamed mixture to the flour mixture and mix well.

6. Shape the dough into 1 inch balls.

  • Try to make them all the same size so that when you sandwich the cookies together one cookie won’t be bigger or smaller than the other.

7. Place 1 inch balls onto a cookie sheet about 1 inch apart from one another.

  • The cookies are going to spread out on the cookie sheet.

8. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

9. While the cookies are baking, in another medium mixing bowl cream together the butter and the powdered sugar until smooth and creamy.

10. Add the lemon extract and juice and beat for 1 minute.

11. Remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool for 2 minutes.

12. Transfer the cookies to a wire cooling rack and let them cool completely.

13.  Pick two cookies that are similar in size, spread about a 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of the lemon cream onto one cookie.  Then sandwich the cookies together and enjoy!

All Cookies 2

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Posted on January 6, 2013, in Cookies, Dessert, Holiday Food and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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