Dishes with DEMDACO: Gingerbread Cookies

Posted Dec 9th 2020

Gingerbread Cookies

During the Christmas season, we love all the magnificent, yummy scents that fill the house. We thought this season would be a great time to introduce a new series we're starting on the blog... Dishes with DEMDACO.

In these entries, we will showcase some of our favorite recipes and the DEMDACO dishes/accessories we love to use that make the treats, and process of baking them, even sweeter. So, let's get to cooking!

What better way to kick off this series than with a beloved Christmas classic like gingerbread? Maybe this year you're wanting to do more handmade gifts or include a sweet treat with your presents, but you want to do a safe option so everyone on your list can enjoy them. Well, these little gingerbread men are the answer! They are gluten free, vegetarian and delicious.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature (salted or unsalted)
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup molasses
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 5 cups gluten free flour blend
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Cream butter, adding sugar gradually. Beat until well combined and light and fluffy (about 3 minutes).
  2. Beat in egg, molasses and vinegar.
  3. Sift all of the dry ingredients together and then blend sifted dry ingredients into the wet ingredients.
  4. Divide the dough into two even pieces. Wrap each piece of dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30-90 minutes.
  5. When the dough is done chilling, preheat oven to 350 degrees. Working in sections, roll the dough to 1/2″ thick on a floured surface and cut into desired shapes. Place shapes on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a baking mat. Gather and re-roll “scraps” of dough as needed using all of the dough.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 9-11 minutes. Let the cookies cool on the pan for 5 minutes and then move to a cooling rack.
  7. Repeat with remaining dough.
  8. Leave plain or decorate!

To keep our hands protected while we bake, we love to use our Double Oven Mitts! Here are a few of our holiday favorites:

Holiday Baking Double Oven Mitt

Red and cream holiday banking double oven mitt

Home for the Holidays Double Oven Mitt

Red and cream home for the holidays double oven mitt

Snow Day Double Oven Mitt

white and silver snow day double oven mitt

And because any type of baking has a tendency to get just a touch messy, we recommend having a few towel options handy.

These are functional and seasonally delightful!

Snowflake Kitchen Boa

Snowflake kitchen boa

Merry Maker Kitchen Boa

Red scarf with green christmas trees kitchen boa

Fa La La Kitchen Boa

grey kitchen boa with red and green fa la la

Tis the Season Tea Towel

 Tis the season tea towel with green and white

Snowflake Tea Towel

Snowflake tea towel with plaid and solid white fabric

Spirit of Christmas Tea Towel

Tea towel that says keep the spirit of christmas in your heart

You may end up eating all the cookies yourself… but just in case there are some left (or you make more) these platters are guaranteed to make your generosity festive!

Square Santa Platter

  Square Santa serving platter

Oh Come Emmanuel Platter

O Come Emmanuel earthenware serving platter

Spirit of Christmas Platter

May the spirit of christmas bring you joy, peace and happiness serving platter

Yum- nothing says Christmastime like fresh, homemade gingerbread cookies. Don't forget to leave some for Santa!