Gingerbread Cookies


Gingerbread Cookies

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Gingerbread cookies, which remind children of the “Gingerbread Man” they have read in their fairy tales books is a must-bake recipe for Christmas !

With the zesty flavour of ginger and spices, these cookies are just right for the winter season. They leave a warm flavour lingering on your palate, and a comforting warmth in your heart too!

You can make the cookies in any shape you desire, but to match the original, cut them in the shape of small gingerbread men (you get readymade cookie cutters in this shape), and let your kids make the icing in the form of eyes, nose, collar and buttons on the figure after the cookies are baked!

Lots of good fun and a memorable flavour make the Gingerbread Cookie an all-time favourite across the world!

Enjoy how to make Gingerbread Cookies recipe with detailed step by step photos and video below.

Gingerbread Cookies recipe - How to make Gingerbread Cookies

Preparation Time:    Baking time:  17 minutes   Baking temperature:  180°C (360° F)   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 26 cookies
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Ingredients


For The Gingerbread Cookies
1 cup plain flour (maida)
1/4 cup soft butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp dried ginger (soonth) powder
1 tsp cinnamon (dalchini) powder
1/4 tsp cloves (laung / lavang) powder
1/4 tsp nutmeg (jaiphal) powder
plain flour (maida) for rolling

For The Icing
2 tbsp icing sugar
1 tsp water

Method
For the gingerbread cookies

    For the gingerbread cookies
  1. Combine the butter, brown sugar and honey in a deep bowl and mix well using a whisk for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add the baking powder, baking soda, dried ginger powder, cinnamon powder, cloves powder and nutmeg powder and mix well using a whisk.
  3. Add the plain flour, mix well and knead it into a dough. Do not add any water.
  4. Cover it with a lid and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.
  5. Place the dough on a flat, dry surface dusted with plain flour and roll into a 200 mm. (8") diameter circle.
  6. Cut it using a cookie cutter, in desired shape.
  7. Keep doing till the dough is over and you get 26 cookies in total.
  8. Place 13 cookies on a baking tray and bake it in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360° f) for 12 minutes.
  9. Repeat step 8 to bake one more batch. Cool completely. Keep aside.

For the icing

    For the icing
  1. Combine the sugar and water in a small bowl and mix well.
  2. Pour it in a small piping bag.

How to proceed

    How to proceed
  1. Place all the cookies, on a clean dry surface and decorate it using the icing as desired.
  2. Allow it to dry for 10 minutes.
  3. Serve immediately or store it in an airtight container.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per cookie
Energy42 cal
Protein0.6 g
Carbohydrates7.3 g
Fiber0 g
Fat1.3 g
Cholesterol4 mg
Sodium13.9 mg
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Gingerbread Cookies recipe with step by step photos

For the Gingerbread cookies

  1. First add soft butter to a deep bowl. We are using soft butter because it becomes easier to beat it till it is light and fluffy if soft.
  2. Add the brown sugar and honey to it. The brown sugar has molasses in it which gives the cookies a rich, caramel taste.
  3. Mix well using a whisk for 1 to 2 minutes till light and fluffy.
  4. Now add the baking powder, baking soda, dried ginger powder, cinnamon powder, cloves powder and nutmeg powder to the butter. Cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger are warm flavors that really go well together in cookies.
  5. Mix this well using a whisk till add the spices and powders are mixed thoroughly.
  6. Now add the plain flour and mix well. For such a recipe, we always have to add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in the end.
  7. Knead this into a dough without using any other liquid. The dough should come together well because of the butter.
  8. Cover it with a lid and refrigerate it for 30 minutes. This is a very important step. Chilling the cookie dough controls the amount the cookie spreads, concentrates the flavor and gives a chewy texture.
  9. Remove the dough from the fridge and place the dough on a flat, dry surface dusted with plain flour.
  10. Roll the dough out gently into a 200 mm. (8") diameter circle. The dough should not be too fat or too thin.
  11. Using a cookie cutter, cut the dough into desired shapes. They can be of the gingerbread man, Christmas trees, or any other shape you like.
  12. Keep on repeating with the excess dough till it is over and you have all your cookies.
  13. Place a few cookies on a baking tray and bake it in a pre-heated oven at 180°C (360° F) for 12 minutes.
  14. Repeat step 13 to bake one more batch.
  15. Cool completely and keep it aside.

For the icing to make the Gingerbread ookies

  1. Here we are going to make a simple sugar icing. For this, combine the sugar and water in a small bowl.
  2. Mix it well till the sugar has completely melted and it forms a thick liquid.
  3. Pour this into a small piping bag. If you do not have a piping bag, you can use a zip lock bag, cut a little hole in the corner and use that as a piping bag.

How to proceed for the Gingerbread cookies

  1. Place all the cookies, on a clean dry surface.
  2. Decorate the cookies using the icing as desired. For example for the gingerbread man, you can make a face and clothes.
  3. Allow it to dry for 10 minutes so that the icing hardens.
  4. Serve immediately or store it in an airtight container and use as required. You can even try other christmas cookies like Rose cookies and Crispy Coconut Cookies.

Reviews

Gingerbread Cookies
 on 10 Jan 18 04:49 PM
5

gingerbread cookies.. tried this recipe for christmas.. and wow.. was the response from everyone.. really it is flavourful and taste of the spices used is just unique.. Thank you for this recipe..