Saturday, December 19, 2009
Out of This World Gingerbread
1/3 cup softened butter
1 1/2 cups dark molasses
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons baking soda
7 cups of unbleached all-purpose flour
In a large mixing bowl, blend butter, sugar, molasses, and water. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Roll dough out (about 1/4 inch thick) and cut into desired shapes. Bake on lightly greased baking sheet for 12 minutes. Cool before decorating.
This was the first time we used the robot cookie cutters that Blaze got for his birthday.
If you are a complete nut like me, you can triple the recipe and spend all day building a gingerbread rocketship with cotton candy exhaust, but since my rocket began to break apart as soon as I started adding the "cone", I suggest extra reinforcements inside.
This really was a delicious mistake. Blaze, DH, and I have been eating huge chunks of gingerbread since the rocket crash landed.