Holiday Recipes

Gingerbread Pancakes

The perfect fix to your early morning gingerbread cookie craving. These pancakes will melt in your mouth with their delicious flavor. For an even more scrumptious meal add orange butter!

Ingredients 3 cups all-purpose flour 6 tablespoons baking powder 3 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 3/4 teaspoon ground cloves 6 tablespoons ground hazelnuts 3 cups milk 6 egg whites 6 tablespoons dark molasses 6 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions 1. In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, cocoa, ginger, cinnamon and cloves; stir in hazelnuts. Set aside. 2. In a medium bowl whisk together milk, egg whites and molasses. 3. Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour wet ingredients into it. Stir just enough to moisten; batter will be lumpy. 4. Heat a lightly oiled griddle or frying pan over medium high heat. Pour or scoop the batter onto the griddle, using approximately 1/4 cup for each pancake. Brown on both sides and serve hot.

Ready In: 30 min Recipe by Allrecipes.com

Gingerbread Cookie Mix in a Jar

Need a gift that is inexpensive yet creative? Try this recipe for gingerbread cookie mix in a jar. Perfect your for mom, dad, neighbor, or even your boss. Add your own extra touch with personalized decorations.

Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 cup packed brown sugar

Directions

1. Mix 2 cups of the flour with the baking soda and baking powder. Mix the remaining 1 1/2 cups flour with the ginger, cloves, cinnamon, and allspice. In a 1 quart, wide mouth canning jar, layer the ingredients starting with the flour and baking powder mixture, then the brown sugar, and finally the flour and spice mixture. Pack firmly between layers.

2. Attach a card to the jar with the following directions: Gingerbread Cookies 1. Empty contents of jar into a large mixing bowl. Stir to blend together. Mix in 1/2 cup softened butter or margarine, 3/4 cup molasses, and 1 slightly beaten egg. Dough will be very stiff, so you may need to use your hands. Cover, and refrigerate for 1 hour. 2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). 3. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut into shapes with a cookie cutter. Place cookies on a lightly greased cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. 4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in preheated oven. Decorate as desired.

Recipe by Allrecipes.com