Baking Classics: Gingerbread Snowballs

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The Technique

Gingerbread Snowballs

The Christmas season has arrived when the warmly scented spices found in gingerbread fill your kitchen. Gingerbread Snowballs rely on the convenience of pumpkin pie spice to deliver a classic flavor that may easily be replicated. To prepare a small batch, simply combine 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon, 2 teaspoons ground ginger, 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg & 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice in a bowl & store in a jar to use throughout the holidays. Learn how to make a classic cookie with a lovely twist that’s perfect to offer guests when entertaining or to package as Christmas gifts.  

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makes 5 dozen

1 cup softened butter
2 Tbsp molasses
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup finely ground toasted pecans
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp table salt
Powdered sugar

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Beat the butter & the molasses with an electric stand mixer until creamy. Whisk together the flour, the powdered sugar, the pecans, the pumpkin pie spice & the salt. Add to the butter mixture & blend on Low just until the dough comes together. Stop the mixer occasionally & scrape down the bowl sides. Roll the dough into 3/4-inch portions. Place onto parchment paper-lined half sheet pans. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottoms. Cool completely. Roll in powdered sugar.

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How To Make Gingerbread Snowballs

The first step to handcrafting something stellar is to begin with quality ingredients. The rest comes down to utilizing the proper procedure & not cutting corners. Molded Cookies refer to a specific cookie style. Blend the dough, then roll it in balls or various shapes before baking. The recipe leans more on the side of a shortbread but the addition of molasses offers a softer bite.

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From quality ingredients that are measured properly to blending & portioning them just so, you can create a batch of cookies that replicate those from a fine bakeshop. With a few pointers, you’ll be well on your way to baking pan after pan of irresistible cookies & know you’ve created something a little more wholesome. It’s important to first read over a recipe before jumping right in or you may find yourself in a bind. Toasting nuts, blending items ahead of time & measuring ingredients well before needed always makes the process more manageable. Make certain ingredients are the proper temperature before beginning as well. Here’s what you should know.

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The Preparations

Toasting pecans ahead of time before adding them to recipes offers rich flavor. Place them on a sheet pan & bake at 350 degrees for 6 to 7 minutes or until fragrant & lightly browned. Always make sure the nuts are cool before using them. Place the pecans in a food processor to blend them using short bursts of power until finely ground, about 15 seconds. Do not over blend them as the oils will begin to release which may affect how the cookies perform during the baking process. 

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Evenly dispersing the dry ingredients before adding them during the blending process will shorten the amount of time needed to incorporate the ingredients into a uniform dough. The technique help ensure a tender cookie texture.

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The Cookie Blending Procedure 

Use a flat beater attachment to blend the softened butter & to evenly distribute the molasses throughout. Therefore, only a quick mixing of the remaining ingredients are in order.

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Scrape down the bowl sides using a rubber spatula then add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture.

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Blend on Low speed just until the dough comes together.

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At the end of the blending procedure, expect a soft dough that holds together well. Remove the dough from to the flat beater attachment using a rubber spatula. Lift the dough from the bottom of the bowl & be certain the entire mass is well blended so that the cookies bake consistently.

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The Shaping

Remove the dough from the work bowl & shape into 3/4-inch portions. 

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Place them 1/2-inch apart onto parchment paper-lined half sheet pans as they will spread a bit during baking.

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The Baking

Before baking cookies, it’s important to preheat the oven in advance so that the dough performs as it should during the baking process. Only bake one pan of portioned cookie dough at a time for accurate results.

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The Gingerbread Snowballs

Allow the cookies to cool completely, then roll in powdered sugar. They may be coated a second time or dusted lightly using a tea ball for a crisp appearance just before serving.

The Tune
“Winter Wonderland” Ella Fitzgerald 

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