Baking Christmas Memories: Rolled Gingerbread Cookies

Written by Sherri Allen

Some of my fondest childhood memories of Christmas are those of my brother, sister and me baking Christmas cookies with our mother. We'd all end up covered in flour and frosting,repparttar kitchen would be a mess andrepparttar 113185 cookies never came close to resemblingrepparttar 113186 perfectly-decorated confections featured onrepparttar 113187 pages of Mom's favorite magazines, but we had a great time creating our "masterpieces."

Here is a kid-pleasing Christmas cookie recipe that you can make with your own children, creating memories that will last for years to come.

Rolled Gingerbread Cookies These cookies are mildly spiced, for kids. If you like your gingerbread men a little hotter, use 1 tablespoon each of ground cinnamon and ginger instead of 2 teaspoons. The dough can be cut into gingerbread people, of course, and decorated with raisins, red hots, and chocolate chips before being baked. Or cutrepparttar 113188 dough into any shape and decoraterepparttar 113189 cookies with icing. Makes about 40 medium gingerbread people

3 cups unbleached all purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons ground ginger 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1 large egg 1/2 cup dark (not light or blackstrap) molasses 1 tablespoon water

Whisk togetherrepparttar 113190 flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves in a medium mixing bowl.

Creamrepparttar 113191 butter and brown sugar together in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer on medium high speed until fluffy Addrepparttar 113192 egg, molasses, and water and beat until incorporated, scraping downrepparttar 113193 sides ofrepparttar 113194 bowl as necessary Addrepparttar 113195 flour mixture all at once and mix on low speed untilrepparttar 113196 dough comes together in a ball.

A Divine, One Pot Sweet Stew for the Holidays that You Can't Refuse.

Written by Dr Eve Campanelli (Ph.D)

This recipe has almost every vitamin and mineral known to man in it. The dried fruit is especially rich in vitamin A, beta carotene and all manner of trace minerals, including an iron that will ease, rather strain your bathroom habits. The more vegetables you add to it,repparttar better for your waistline. Don’t add tomatoes however, as it will cause heartburn orrepparttar 113184 now famous “reflux.” Serves 6 –8 2 lbs cubed beef or lamb. I preferrepparttar 113185 lamb as it lends itself more delicately torepparttar 113186 sweet dried fruit. Try to userepparttar 113187 organic grass fed meats as they are more flavorful and your arteries will appreciate it. See Grassland Beef on this website under Affiliates, for Convenience and better prices. 2 tablespoons butter or oil 3 large carrots peeled and sliced 2 medium onions, sliced 3 sticks of celery 2 cloves of chopped or crushed garlic 1 teaspoon dried dill – this andrepparttar 113188 mint added later are helpful in alleviatingrepparttar 113189 possibility of a little after-dinner-gas, asrepparttar 113190 combination of fruit, veggies and meat at one time is less than ideal “food combining. You might want to orderrepparttar 113191 “Digest Formula” from our office to offer kindness to your protesting abdominal regions throughoutrepparttar 113192 various holiday dining experiences. ½ teaspoon grated nutmeg sea salt or vegesalt freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth dissolved inrepparttar 113193 water from cubes or powder ½ cup dried apricots ½ cup pitted prunes ½ cup dried peaches (optional) 1 tsp fresh mint leaves, or dried, if not available ½ cup chopped walnuts ¼ cup orange juice (optional)

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