|[I bake cookies in my PJs]|
I have store-bought decorative icing that I use to decorate these, but you can use anything you want! You can make your own royal icing or regular frosting. Whatever you prefer!
|[Chris said this one would be me if I were bald...lol]|
Source: Crepes of Wrath, italicized notes by me!
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup molasses
1 egg, room temperature
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon Kosher salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 tablespoons crystallized ginger, minced (don’t pack the ginger into, a light or “barely there” 1/4 cup is sufficient) [Note: I omitted this and they came out fine!]
Beat the butter until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in the sugar and beat for another 3 minutes. Add in the molasses and beat until well combined. Beat in the egg until combined.
In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. Whisk until combined, then gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, a bit at a time, mixing until well combined. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl as you work.
Mince the ginger and fold it into the dough (Again, I omitted this). Carefully wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours. The dough is pretty sticky at this point, so I found it easiest to lay out a sheet of plastic wrap and dump the dough directly onto that from the bowl instead of handling it too much with my hands.