Christmas · Recipes

Gingerbread Cookies

Hey Guys!

Welcome to day 13 of Blogmas. Today its time for a recipie. This is one of my new favourite christmas recipies. It is the perfect christmas themed snack. So, here is my gingerbread cookie recipie. Lets do this shit!

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You Will Need:

375g Flour

1 ½ Teaspoons Baking Powder

¾ Teaspoon Baking Soda

¼ Teaspoon Salt

1 Tablespoon Ground Gingerbread

1 ¾ Teaspoons Ground Cinnamon

¼ Teaspoon Ground Cloves

90g Unsalted Butter

170g Dark Brown Sugar

1 Large Egg

170g Molasses

2 Teaspoons Vanilla

1 Teaspoon Lemon Zest

How To Make:

  1. In a small bowl whisk together your flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon and cloves until well blended.

  2. In a electric mixer or large bowl beat your butter brown sugar and egg on medium speed until combined.

  3. Next, add your molasses, vanilla and lemon zest and continue to mix it until it is all well blended.

  4. Gradually stir in dry ingredients until blended and smooth.

  5. It should now be a dough.

  6. Separate your dough in half and wrap each piece in cling-film and let it stand at room temperature for at least 2 hours, up to about 8.

  7. after your dough has been sitting out, preheat your oven to 190 degrees c or 375 degrees f.

  8. prepare a couple of baking sheets by lining with parchment paper.

  9. Now, its time for the cutting.

  10. Place half your dough on a lightly floured surface.

  11. Sprinkle a little flour over your dough and rolling pin.

  12. Now, roll out your dough. You want it to be about ¼ inch thick

  13. next, cut out your cookies. You can do any shape you like. I usually go for traditional gingerbread men, but since it is Christmas I am doing mine in traditonal man shapes, but I have done snowflakes before.

  14. Put your cookies onto your tray. They need to be about 1 ½ inches apart.

  15. Bake one sheet at a time for 7 – 10 minuets. The shorter time will give you softer, more American style cookies, the longer more traditional, buiscety ones.

  16. Once baked, remove your cookies from the oven and allow your cookies to stand until they are firm enough to move to a wire rack. About 5 mins is usually a safe bet.

  17. After your cookies are cool you can decorate them any way that you like. I have personally done very simple designs on mine with plain white icing. Although these are also nice half dipped in melted chocolate

  18. Finally, serve them however you want.

And that’s it. I love these cookies. They are so tasty. So much flavour and they look so pretty. I love them at Christmas If you recreate theses I would love to see the results. Tag me on social media of use #efrgingerbread . I hope that you have enjoyed today’s post and I will see you all again tomorrow.

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