Saturday, June 11, 2011

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

The gild these cookies, lightly brush edible gold-leaf powder onto the cookies, using a small dry paintbrush.


1/2   - cup butter or margarine, softened
3/4   - cup sugar
1      - large egg
1/2   - cup molasses
3      - cups all-purpose flour
2      - tablespoons cocoa
1      - teaspoon baking soda
1      - teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2   - teaspoon salt
1/2   - teaspoon baking powder

Garnish: edible gold-leaf powder


Step 1
- Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy, gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg and molasses, beating well

Step 2
- Combine flour and next 5 ingredients. Gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended

Step 3
- Divide dough in half, wrap each portion in plastic wrap, and refrigerate dough 1 hour.

Step 4
- Roll each portion of dough to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface. Cut into desired sizes with star-shaped cutters, place on lightly greased baking sheets

Step 5
- Bake at 350 degrees for 5 to 7 minutes. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool.

Garnish: If desired

Yield: about 5 dozen cookies


  1. I hope I'm not double posting...I love it! They are so beautiful and it's never too early for gingerbread!

  2. These are so cute! They look very tasty.

  3. How subversive to make gingerbread men when it isn't Christmas. I love it!

  4. I love a good gingerbread man! And congrats on making the Top 9 today!

  5. I can eat gingerbread any time of the year! And the best part is that its healthy (for a cookie) too!



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