(This recipe by NUXIA )
14 ¼ oz ( 3 cup 2 tbsp) all- purpose flour
2 tsp ground ginger
2tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp ground cloves
½ tsp salt
1 ½ cups unsalted butter
1 cup granulated sugar
¼ cup molasses
3 egg whites
4 cup confectioners’ sugar
Preheat oven to
350 F ( 180 C )
Shift the flour, the ginger, the cinnamon, the baking soda, the cloves, and salt twice. Flour mixture.
In another bowl, beat the sugar, the soften butter and the molasses with a hand mixer on medium speed for 5 minutes. Butter mixture.
Add the egg and beat again until well mixed. Pour the butter mixture into the flour mixture and stir together with a rubber spatula, then beat on low speed. Cookie mixture.
Mix the cookie mixture again and split it in two, wrap it up then keep it refrigerated for 2 hours,
On lightly floured cloth-covered surface, roll each 1/8 inch thick.
Cut with a cookie cutter.
Bake in preheated oven
350 F for 10 – 12 minutes until brown.
Transfer the cookies to wire rack and let cool, then decorate with icing.
For Royal Icing:
In a cold and clean bowl, beat 3 egg white and mixer on medium speed until foamy,
Then add the confectioners’ sugar until stiff and soft peaks form on high speed.Recipe of December/14.