Tis the season! The girls are on winter break , like many parents keeping, them entertained and off technology can be challenging. We have the perfect activity to keep those little minds busy. Last weekend, the girls and I rolled up our sleeves and made some delicious, cute gingerbread cookies. I love baking Christmas cookies with the girls, even if it takes longer to bake and the kitchen is a mess. These gingerbread man cookies are fun to make, delicious and will leave your house smelling amazing. If your looking for a kid friendly activity, we suggest you bake some of these delicious gingerbread cookies.
- 1/2 cup of butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup of brown sugar
- 1/2 cup of fancy molasses
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 3 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
- 1 tbsp. cinnamon
- 1 tbsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- For icing
- 1 cup of powdered icing sugar
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- candied christmas m&m's and christmas sprinkles
- In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar together until fluffy, approximately 3 minutes. Add molasses and beat again. Add egg and beat again. Using a spatula wipe down sides of the bowl.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, spices, baking soda, and salt.
- Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and combine.
- Divide dough into two sections and wrap in plastic wrap and place in fridge for 24 hours.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Roll out dough evenly on a lightly floured counter to a 1/8 thickness and cut out into desired shapes.
- Bake cookies for 8 minutes and let them cool completely on a wire cookie rack. If you prefer a crispy cookie bake for 10 minutes.
- While cookies are cooling, whisk together icing and place in a ziplock bag or plastic bottle. Decorate as you desired using icing, candies, and sprinkles. Store in an airtight container for 4 days.
If you are looking for another kid friendly cookie to decorate we suggest these adorable sugar Rudolf cookies. What is your favorite Christmas cookie?