Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Waiting for Santa

xmas cookiesObserving those chubby hands while they work their way through stars and dough is truely entertaining. Questions arise on Santa.... How big is he?  Will he fit down the chimney? Shall we make more cookies for his elfs? Where does he park his sleigh? Each question leads to another and they are all of a certain importance. Christmas through the eyes of a child is magical!

This little man is waiting for Santa.
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(makes about 50 cookies)

250gr softened butter
175gr brown sugar
450gr molasses
740gr flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp freshly grated ginger
2 tsp cinnamon* 
2 tsp nutmeg* 
2 tsp cloves*
pinch of salt
* all spices freshly grounded

In a mixer beat the butter and sugar until you reach a fluffy consistency.  Add all the other ingredients and beat until you form a dough. Roll out the dough on waxed paper, lightly dust with flour is necessary.  Place another piece of waxed paper on top and put the dough in the freezer for 5 minutes.  Remove from the freezer and with a few favorite Christmas cookie cutters make as much shapes as you can.

Bake in a preheated oven at 180ºC for about 8-10 minutes.  Allow the cookies to cool before decorating with icing sugar


  1. Is there any other button I can click on to say how much I like this little elf?
    That was one fun morning ^-^
    Merry Christmas Ezy!!

  2. Che belli che sono questi biscotti e fanno subito atmosfera natalizia, caspita ormai mancano pochissimi giorni al Natale!! La mia connessione non va bene in questi giorni così ti anticipo i miei più cari auguri di buon Natale! Un abbraccio Elvira

  3. Grazie cara! Serene feste anche a te :)