MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

25 12 2008

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I hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday.  WH and I are touring the Mid-Atlantic states (visiting family) and then we’re headed to Mexico to take our honeymoon!!!

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I wanted to share my holiday treats that I gave to family this holiday.  I found the Peppermint Stirrers on Good Things Catered and the Sugar Cookie recipe from Kuchenlatein.  The Gingerbread Cookie recipe is listed below.  I had so much fun making all of these goodies!  YUMMY!

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Merry Christmas everyone!  Scroll down for a family pic 😉

Gingerbread Cookies (People in cookbook)

  • 3 & 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 c. packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 c. canola oil
  • 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 c. dark molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp. grated orange or lemon zest
  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cinnamon, ginger, baking soda, cloves, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer on medium speed, beat the brown sugar, oil, and butter until fluffy, 2 minutes.
  3. Beat in the molasses, egg, and zest.
  4. Gradually add the flour mixture until combined.
  5. Divide the dough into 3 sections; flatten each into a disc.
  6. Wrap each in plastic wrap and chill thoroughly, at least 2 hours and up to 2 days.
  7. Preheat the oven to 375F.
  8. Working one disk at a time and keeping the remaining dough in the refrigerator, roll the disk on a lightly gloured counter to 1/4-inch thickness.
  9. Cut the dough with cookie cutters.
  10. Place on the preared baking sheet, 1 inch apart, and bake until just barely dark, about 8 minutes.
  11. Repeat with the remaining 2 disks of dough.
  12. Cool on a rack.

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Love, Amy, WH, and Reggie (the Reindeer)

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2 responses

25 12 2008
joelen

Here’s wishing you a very Merry Christmas! Your treats look delicious! 🙂

28 12 2008
Lisa

I love Reggie’s costume! We dressed, or shall I say tortured, our cats in a Santa suit. It was so cute – but they totally hated it. LOL. I’ll have to upload a photo to the blog.

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