I don’t normally get nervous about posts on Lake Shore Lady, but I’ve totally got butterflies in my stomach about this one – my very first cooking video! A few weeks ago, I teamed up with Learn to Cook to shoot a series of videos that can be seen on their site and YouTube channel in collaboration with TasteMade. We shot 9 recipes in 2 days (oh yeah) and to say I learned a lot would be an understatement. I come from an acting background, so I’m definitely not afraid of the camera- but playing a scene or singing a song is a little bit different than executing a recipe and talking to the camera at the same time! I’ll get better, guys 🙂 Needless to say, I had a blast and I can’t wait to show you more!! So, without further ado… Gingerbread Cookies!
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tbsp ground ginger
2 tbsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
6 tbsp unsalted butter
3/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup molasses
2 tsp vanilla
1) In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and cloves until blended.
2) In another bowl, using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat butter, brown sugar and egg on a medium speed until blended.
3) Add the molasses and vanilla extract and continue to mix until well blended.
4) Starting on low, gradually add dry ingredients until dough is smooth. Increase speed as you go.
5) Let stand for 2 hours. (Dough can be stored in refrigerator for up to 4 days. Bring to room temperature before baking)
6) While dough is resting, preheat oven to 375 degrees and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
7) Place dough on a lightly floured surface. Sprinkle more flour on dough and rolling pin and roll it out until it’s about 1.4 inch thick. Use more flour, if needed, to avoid sticking.
8) Cut out cookies with desired cookie cutter shapes. Then place on the baking sheet, spacing them out about 1 inch apart.
9) Bake for 7-10 minutes, depending on how crispy you like them. Remove carefully and let cool on a wire rack.
10) Once cookies are cool, decorate them!