4 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp. ground cloves
2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. ground nutmeg
16 tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 cup molasses
1 large egg
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda and spices to combine.
In another bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Mix in the molasses and egg until combined.
Add in the dry ingredients in a few portions and mix until incorporated.
Cover the bowl and chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour. (You can also make the dough the night before and chill overnight).
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface, approximately 1/4 inch thick.
Then cut desired shapes and place on cookie sheets.
Bake for 10 minutes, rotating the sheet half way through.
Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet, then transfer to wire cooling rack.
Once cookies are cool...decorate!
I couldn't wait for naptime to be over to decorate!
Post naptime cookie decorating!
He couldn't resist taking bites out of his cookies! But that is part of the fun! :)
She was loving every minute....
....until decorating was over....
Seriously, this recipe was so good I couldn't help but eat at least 10! It was my cheat day FOR SURE!!
Hope you enjoy it as much as we did! Perfect for a snowy day, or any day for that matter! :)