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Friday, 28 November 2014

Christmas Baking Gingerbread Cake & Cinnamon Dough Cookies



Hello lovelies
I have well and truely gotten into the Christmas baking mode once again me and my sister did some looking around online for some homemade recipes for GingerBread Cake & Cinnamon Dough Cookies The Recipes came from Taste.com.
We made the gingerbread cake yesterday and it made two cakes for one recipe which was really soft and tasted like the amazing gingerbread goodness.
Here is a list of what you need to make the Gingerbread Cake
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter
1 egg
1 cup molasses
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup hot water
PREP
25 mins
COOK
1 hr
READY IN
1 hr 45 mins
Directions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9-inch square pan.
In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the egg, and mix in the molasses.
In a bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Blend into the creamed mixture. Stir in the hot water. Pour into the prepared pan.
Bake 1 hour in the preheated oven, until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan before serving.

This morning for breakfast I had to have some with Coffee I added some melted Nutella & Berries and it tasted so amazing.
   
          Look at my super cute snowmen cup and plate thank you Spotlight!




Today we decided to make the cinnamon dough cookies this recipe is Gluten Free and it's made from Almond meal instead of flour. 
What you need to make the cookies 

Ingredients
2 2/3 cups finely ground almonds
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon lemon zest
1/3 cup egg whites
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon of cinnamon sugar to dust cookies with  

Directions
Stir together the almonds, cinnamon, and lemon zest until combined.
Beat the egg whites and salt until soft peaks form. Slowly sift in the confectioner's sugar, continuing to beat until the mixture is stiff. Set aside 1/3 cup of the egg white mixture for the glaze. Fold in the almond mixture.
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (170 degrees C). Line the cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness on a surface that has been sprinkled with confectioners' sugar and changed it up a bit and added cinnamon sugar too roll them into tiny balls and place on the baking tray
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. When done, they will be light brown and soft in the center. Remove and cool on wire racks.
Hope you enjoyed this Christmas baking post 
<3
Geri
xxx 





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