Friday, December 13, 2013

Gingerbread Cookies

'Tis the season to eat lots of cookies
Stuff your face and eat more cookies...

OK, I won't quit my day job and try to be a jingle writer, I promise.

Julie from White Lights on Wednesday put out a call for her second annual cookie recipe swap. This is something new to me and I couldn't wait to jump right in!

I was excited to find out that I was paired with Jordan from Jordan's Journey. We swapped recipes and the rest is history!
(I cannot wait to find out if she liked mine as much as I liked hers!)

She sent me her gingerbread cookie recipe (below) which made me a little more excited than I should have been maybe. See, I have an unhealthy obsession with gingerbread. I like it in cookies, cakes, bars, soft, hard, crispy, mmmmmmmmmmmm.

Jordan's original recipe called for gingerbread man shaped cutters.
Yeah, I am not in possession of anything of the sort. I have biscuit cutters (which I considered) and this mini star shaped one.

The mind set (at the time) was that stars were a bit more "festive" than boring ole circles.
Can I tell you how many bajillion million cookies my tiny little star cutter made?

Holy schnikes!

We have been eating cutie patootie stars for a week now!
I brought a gallon sized ziploc bag of them to work...we are still eating the ones at home.
I think I finally see the bottom of the container!

These cookies came out crisp and spicy.
Not the heated, burn your tongue spicy, I mean cinnamon and ginger yummy spicy.

Thank you for sharing Jordan, I am pleased to add this to my recipe box!

1 Cup shortening
¾ Cup honey
1 Egg
1 Cup molasses
1 ½ Tsp baking soda
½ Tsp salt
2 Tsp ginger
1 Tsp cinnamon
5 Cups flour

1. Mix shortening, honey, egg, and molasses
2. In large bowl, sift flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, and cinnamon
3. Mix the wet and dry ingredients
4. Roll dough on lightly floured surface until ¼ inch thick
5. Cut with cookie cutters
6. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes


This recipe was shared on: White Lights on Wednesday. Gooseberry Patch, Lady Behind the Curtain, Sugar and Dots, Cooking with Curls, Your Homebased Mom, Simply Gloria, The Weary Chef, A Peek Into my Paradise, Tumbleweed Contessa, Future ExPat, and Livin the Mom Life


  1. Love the star shapes. Thanks for sharing! ;-)

  2. What cute cookies! I love how they held their shape so well. Thanks for sharing these with us at Saturday Night Fever! See you tonight :)

  3. these look so pretty & festive. Loved being a part if the cookie swap. So much yumminess :)