When I first read about the hop I thought, how fun is that! Deciding on what cookie recipe to make was pretty easy. I don’t usually bake a lot. I have three types of cookies I make at Christmas time. So not a lot of choices.
I’m not a big baker but I do it well regardless. I don’t know why. Things I don’t care for I do well and things I really love sometimes not so good. Weird!
The cookie I’m sharing with you is the Gingerbread Man cookie. I found this recipe in a magazine over 10 yrs. ago. I don’t remember the name of the magazine.
It’s not a very spicy cookie, that’s one of the things I love about it. Also, the original recipe had baking soda in it and I substituted it for baking powder. I’ve found from trying different recipes that baking soda makes them not only spread but a little too crispy for me. I like a soft cookie. I’ve left the vinegar in it even though I’m not using the baking soda. For those who don’t know baking soda in recipes need an acid to start the chemical reaction process. So, without the baking soda maybe it’s not needed. Don’t know. I just always make them with the vinegar added.
If you want you can use baking soda instead. Just switch it out for the baking powder. Same amounts.
I don’t add the salt either. Actually, with any cookie or cake recipe, I never do. I also bake my cookies on a Pampered Chef stone. Another thing the recipe calls to bake at 375 degrees but since I bake on a stone 365 degrees works well for me. Just so you know. 🙂
One more thing, I don’t decorate my cookies.
But for you, I gave it a try.
Okay, I’m done, way too much work. I just want to get to the eating. lol
A few more pics:
Thanks Carol (Just Let Me Quilt) for putting together this hop and thank you wonderful hoppers for stopping by. Now that we’re sharing cookie recipes, guess I’m going to have to add some more cookies to my baking to do list. 🙂