|Christmas Cookies on Hope's China|
1 c dark molasses
And stir in
1 t baking soda
[This is a fun part if making with children - they add the baking soda and it's almost like the "vocano exercise"!]
Pour while foaming over:
1 c sugar
½ T [1 1/2 t] ginger
½ T cinnamon
1 T vinegar
Flour to roll quite stiff [about 3 cups]
[I divide dough into three balls and place one on floured board to roll-out with rolling pin. Note all of the dough can be rollled at once or some can be saved in refrigerator/freezer for later use] Do not roll thin, cut in squares and bake."
These are the cookies I remember cut in ~2 ½” squares. I used this same recipe with Alexandra and Christopher and we did roll the dough thin and used cookie cutters: angels and stars for Christmas, owls and crescent moons for Halloween, pigs any time of the year. We also made gingermen and women using currents for eyes and buttons and making a "smile" with a small measuring spoon before putting cookies in the oven.
Bake at 425 degrees F (on oiled or non-stick cookie sheet) about 7 minutes for thin cookies, 8-10 minutes for thicker cookies or "squares".