Gingerbread Cookies at Home! A Fan Photo Story + RECIPE!

by Kathryn Morton November 23, 2021 2 min read 2 Comments

Now that it's getting colder, we are starting to think about the holiday season... baking and making treats as gifts or just for fun! Plus, November 21 is known as "National Gingerbread Cookie Day"...what a perfect time to bake them!

Charlsea and Brianne are excited about baking cookies--gingerbread to be exact.

"I love the smell of the spices in gingerbread cookies,” Brianne said as she and Charlsea worked together on rolling out the gingerbread dough and cutting the perfect gingerbread people.
 

“Oh me too, but did you ever taste the molasses syrup by itself?”  laughed Charlsea.  “YUK!  But who knew it could taste so good in the dough?”

“Well I loved the spices so much that once I put extra spices in” said Brianne as she made a face.  “That turned out to be a big mistake….they tasted HORRIBLE!  I guess we follow a recipe for a reason”.

“Well, when cooking with my Grandma, she never looks at a recipe," Charlsea answered.  “Yeah, my baba too," Brianne responded.  "She has been doing it for so long, she just knows what to put in.”

It's time to put them in the oven.  The girls watched and watched for the whole ten minutes while the Gingerbread men got fatter and fatter.  MMMM...the house smelled soooo good!

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After the baking was all done, the two girls counted the gingerbread men out into piles.

"These are going to make a really good activity over Christmas holidays,” smiled Charlsea.

“Yes, we can deliver little bags of them secretly to all our friends' mailboxes as a post-Christmas surprise!,"  smiled Brianne.

“Oh, and a little red ribbon tied around each one” added Charlsea and they both gave each other a happy high five.

 

GINGERBREAD RECIPE:

What a wonderful way to spend time with friends or family! Looking for recipes? Try this out, and show us your cookies in the comments! Make sure you have an adult's help and never use the oven without supervision. Also, make sure your doll's watch from a safe distance so they don't get sticky! ENJOY!

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 1⁄2 
teaspoons baking powder

  • 3⁄4 
teaspoon baking soda 

  • 1⁄4 
teaspoon salt

  • 1
tablespoon ginger

  • 3⁄4
teaspoons cinnamon

  • 1⁄4
teaspoons cloves

  • 6
 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • 3⁄4
 cup brown sugar or turbinado sugar

  • 1
 large egg

  • 1/2 cup molasses

  • 2
 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Whisk together all dry ingredients in a bowl (flour, baking powder & soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves) until combined well.
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat butter, brown sugar, and egg on medium speed until well blended.
  3. Add molasses and vanilla and continue to mix until well blended.
  4. Gradually stir in dry ingredients until blended and smooth.
  5. Divide dough in half and wrap each half in plastic and let stand at room temperature for at least 2 hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees, and line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  7. Place 1 portion of the dough on a lightly floured surface.
  8. Sprinkle flour over dough and rolling pin until dough is about ¼ inch thick.
  9. Cut out your cookies with dyour favourite doll-sized and regular sized cookie cutter
  10. Space cookies 1 1/2-inches apart.
  11. Bake 1 sheet at a time for 8-10 minutes
  12. Allow cookies to cool on a wire rack fully before decorating

 


2 Responses

Madison&Taryn

December 20, 2021

So. Cute! I love it. My sister has Charlsea and I have Taryn, and this sounds like a fun activity to do with them!

Mallory Foster

July 11, 2021

OMG! So cute! Brianne is my Doll, and my best freind Violet has Charlsea! This is our favorite picture!

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