Here is the recipe for the traditional ginger bread man cookies:
310g all purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp groung cloves
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
125ml molasses ( a kind of sugarcane syrup; i bought them @ cold storage)
1/2 table vanilia extract
Mix butter and sugar and cream them till smooth.
Add in the sugar , molasses, water and vanilla extract and mix them.
Finall add in all the dry ingredients. ( Flour, salt, ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg)
Mix into dough and put in the fridge for two hours.
I did not add in the ground cloves as i could not find it in the supermarket. The supermarket only sell the clove itself. Luckily the cookie taste great as well. I feel that adding 60 grams of water is a bit too much as the dough becomes quite watery and this make it diffcult to mould the dough into shapes. Adding 40 grams of water should be sufficient as the molasses itself is in liquid form too. If you are into spices, you can even add more spices into the dough to make the more fragrance! However the above quantity is just nice for me and the molasses makes the cookie smell very nice too. Yummy!
The ginger bread man
This time round i did not use icing to decorate the cookies. I had used various shapes of edibles decoration to decorate the cookies. It look so much nice! so happy!
Go try and make these cookies and i am very sure that your love ones will be very happy to receive them.
Christmas is a time for sharing nice food and present.
Hopefully the receipe is just in time for you reader to bake and share them with your loves ones!