Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Donald Duck's Time Christmas Treat - Gingerbread Cookies


Ok next up, Gingerbread Cookies! What's Christmas without it in Sweden? They even have ready made dough you can purchase for about 4 SGD which is what I've used. Yes, I've taken the shortcut haha but if you really want to make it from scratch, which I promise I will next year, here's the recipe that came with the funny dough, which appropriately was titled *already been chewed.

Gingerbread man ingredients

Fred's famous ABC* cookie recipe
3.5 cups all-purpose flour
1.5 teaspoons ground ginger
1.5 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 cup molasses warmed
1 teaspoon baking soda
1.5 teaspoons warm water
1/2 cup vegetable shortening

Part 1 - The Work
  1. Combine the flour, spices and salt in a bowl.
  2. In a separate large bowl, cream the vegetable shortening with sugar, then beat in the egg and molasses.
  3. Dissolve the baking soda in warm water and add to the molasses mixture, beating until smooth.
  4. Gradually add in the flour mixture, cover and chill for 24 hours.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180-200 degrees celsius.
  6. Grease two baking sheets, then on a floured surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/4 inch.
  7. Use the cutter to make shapes in the dough, (Try not to eat too much of the raw dough)
  8. Bake the cookies for 10-15 minutes until they are brown around the edges.
pepperkaker moulds
Part 2 - The Fun 

If you like, you can decorate the cookies with frosting and put them on a decorative plate in plain view. Watch people investigate their newly-baked goodness, notice the bite marks, and then move along. Then, eat all the cookies yourself!!

half eaten pepperkaker

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