Monday, January 9, 2012

Shortbread Gingerbread Cookies

After having an AMAZING cookie at a coffee shop (and of course being unable to find anything like it online) I set out to make my own recipe.  It turned out delicious.... however I learned that shortbread recipes are anything BUT healthy, so proceed at your own risk:
Shortbread Gingerbread Cookies

Cream together:
2 sticks unsalted butter 
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/3 cup (white) sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract

then add:
2 tbs + 2 tsp molasses

shift together in separate bowl:
2 cups flour
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt

Add molasses to creamed mixture then add in sifted ingredients.  Roll out on lightly floured surface, cut shapes, then put them on baking pan and chill in fridge for 15 minutes.  Bake at 350 until edges start to turn brown (approx 13-15 min).  Let cool then brush with icing (recipe below).

2 cups powdered sugar
2 tbs milk
1tsp vanilla extract
Mix together, and add milk or powdered sugar as needed for desired consistency.

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