Gingerbread, ginger cookies are one of the most recognisable Christmas attributes. Cute cookie can serve as Christmas tree decoration, present for somebody special, Christmas “postcard”, or as an expression of high regard.
If you like, you can add more species)
Add egg, mix again.
If honey is thick – melt and cool (water bath or in the microwave).
Add honey and mix well.
In another container mix flour, ginger, cinnamon, another species and baking soda.
Add dry mixture to the liquid in parts, mix carefully with spoon. If necessary, you can add a little more flour, but try to make dough not too dense. Due spices dough turns a dark color, if you want to make it darker – add some cacao.
Roll dough into a ball, place in fridge for an hour (the dough should be well chilled, so it will be easier to roll out it).
Sprinkle working table with flour (you can underlay baking paper for convenience). Take about a third of the dough (the rest put back in the fridge). Sprinkle rolling pin with flour, roll out the dough thinly, the thickness should be about 2-3 mm. Cut cookie molds.
If you do not have molds ou can cut paper templates (Christmas tree, star, etc.) put on dough and circle knife, although it is more troublesome. In a pinch, you can just flip a glass to cut circles.
Gently with a spatula shift the workpiece on the pan, previously laid with baking paper. Spread apart from each other. The remains of the dough roll to the ball, cut figurines, etc. If the dough starts to stick to the rolling pin or the table, temporarily put it back in the fridge, instead of taking the next part of the dough. Do not forget regularly sprinkle the table and rolling pin with flour.
If you plan to hang the cookies on the Christmas tree, make a hole in the future cookies.
Put all into preheated to 180 degree oven, bake for about 5 -10 minutes.
Pass finished cookies to the plate.
On the next page you will find an easy recipe of icing!
– one egg white
– 150 g of powdered sugar
– food coloring, edible decorations
Wash egg thoroughly with soap and water, wipe, separate the white from the yolk.
Beat up the egg white, add powdered sugar by parts, continuing to whisk.
You should get a thickish flowing viscous mass. Put it in a tight bag, tie. Cut off a tiny corner of the bag.
Decorate cookies with icing, sugar decor!
Wait a bit until the icing dries.
A few pictures just for fun on next page!Inspiration for your masterpieces!