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Orange Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookie

orange gingerbread cookie

 

A soft gingerbread cookie infused with orange and filled with chocolate chips. It’s a drop cookie, so much easier to prepare and makes the kitchen smell wonderful while baking. 🙂

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 egg, large
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons milk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line cookie sheets with parchment
  2. Beat together butter, sugar and zest until fluffy.
  3. Add egg; mix until well combined.
  4. Stir in molasses and milk.
  5. Add flour, baking soda, salt and spices and stir well until a thick, smooth batter forms.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips and drop dough by rounded teaspoonsful onto greased baking sheets, 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes, or until bottoms are very lightly browned – do not overbake.
  8. Cool for 2 minutes on pans before removing to racks to cool completely.

Makes 24 -27 cookies

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Gingerbread Brownies

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Ingredients:

  • 12 tablespoons butter, unsalted
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses
  • 4 eggs, large
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Âľ cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2  teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup nuts or chocolate chips (optional)

Directions:

  1. Grease a 9×9 inch baking pan with butter and flour or line with parchment.  Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. In a small saucepan, heat butter over low heat just just until melted, but not brown. Set aside to cool for 5 minutes.

  3. Add the molasses and sugar to the butter and whisk until blended. Add the eggs one at a time, whisking after each until the mixture is smooth and shiny. Add vanilla and whisk until mixed well.

  4. Measure the flour, salt and spices and sift together into batter. Mix batter gently until combined and no trace of dry ingredients remains.

  5. At this point, if desired, stir in any extras like nuts or chocolate chips or maybe cinnamon chips.

  6. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared baking pan and bake for 30 – 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with only crumbs, not batter, on it.

  7. Remove from the oven and cool on a rack for 1 hour. Cut just before serving.

Yield: 12-16 Brownies

Gingerbread Cake

Gingerbread man

Ingredients:

  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light molasses
  • 1/4 cup butter butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8-inch square pan.

Combine egg, sugar, molasses, butter, apple sauce and water; mix well.

In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt; add to
molasses mixture. Beat until well mixed.

Pour into prepared pan. Bake 25- 30 minutes or until cake
tests done.

Serve warm with whipped cream.

Yield: 9 servings.

Note: *I baked in a gingerbread shaped pan for 20 min. Came out perfect 🙂 *

Gingerbread

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