Gingerbread for Kristin

Gingerbread for Kristin

I like to send folks what they really want. However, it becomes a bit of a challenge sending food a long way. It has to be made to travel and not spoil. Packaging can help… but the key is in the ingredients.

My Gingerbread Cookie Recipe for Kristin in Iraq:

1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup molasses
5 teaspoons spice blend*
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
2/3 – 1 cup water
1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar

7 cups flour

sugar sprinkles for topping

* (BLEND: 8 parts Ginger, 4 parts Cinnamon,1 part Cardamom,1 part  Allspice,1 part Cloves,1 part Nutmeg,1 part Mace,4 parts Orange zest)

Bake: 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes

Here’s to you, Kristin!

Dad