Norwegian Ginger Cookies

ginger cookie man ferdig
Ginger cookie man

Norwegian Ginger Cookies have mellow, yet a sweet and a lightly-spiced taste.

When you bake them your house will be filled with the most delicious, amazing fragrance from these yummy ginger cookies.

You better make a double or triple batch because there will be standing room only in your kitchen to snatch them up as they come out of the oven - well...after they cool down enough to touch, otherwise there will be a few ouches.

Yes, all big and handsome, small, and sweet Julenisser (Santas), in your family, will anxiously be waiting for samples of these yummy treats. You will probably have only a few to decorate. So why not make a bunch of round ones that are easy to pick up by little fingers.

small santas lille julenisser in norway
Norwegian Julenisser

Ginger Cookie Recipe
Bake at 375°F.
Bake Time: 7-8 minutes until golden brown.

Ingredients
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup molasses (dark)
2 eggs
4-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ginger
1//2 teaspoon cloves
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Preparation
Melt butter and add sugar and molasses.
Gradually add eggs.
Gradually add flour while stirring. Wrap the dough in plastic and keep it in the fridge overnight. Roll dough 1/4" thick on baking sheets. Use cookie cutters to press out fun Christmas shapes. Decorate with sprinkles.

Glaze Recipe
1 cup powdered sugar
1 egg white (I use an egg-white powder that you can obtain in the baking section at your supermarket.)
Add food color to make the desired color.
White color is easy, of course, since you leave it plain.

Another way of making these ginger cookies is to make 2 inch balls and smatch them down criss-cross with a fork. This is a quick way to make tons of deliciousness. Put a smile on someones face and make the Norwegian ginger cookies a welcomed gift for the holidays and you can bake them way ahead of all the business of preparing for the holidays.

If you make a glaze to decorate the cookies, you could make a red hat and white beard for Santa or yellow lights for the Christmas tree cookies - have fun.

This ginger cookie baking project can be lots of fun for the whole family.

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