Gingerbread Cookies

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Gingerbread Cookies Recipe. A Christmas staple. Makes 20 Large cookies (7.5cm cookie cutter) or 50 mini cookies (4.5cm cookie cutter). Dough: 112g All Purpose Flour 1/8 tsp Salt 1/4 tsp Baking Soda 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger 1/4 tsp Ground Cinnamon 1/8 tsp Ground Nutmeg 32g Brown Sugar 8g Eggs 30g Unsalted Butter 42g Sweet Molasses (NOT the blackstrap kind) Royal Icing: 11g Egg white 1/4 tsp Lemon Juice 45g Powdered Sugar Preparation: For the cookies: 1. In a food processor, process the butter together with the brown sugar, salt and molasses until creamy. Occasionally scrape the bottom of the container to ensure even mixing. 2. Add all of the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Blitz until the mixture looks like small peas. 3. Add the eggs and blitz until the mixture is moistened. 4. Knead the crumbs together sing a plastic wrap to help minimize heat transfer into the dough. Place the dough between a large piece of parchment paper and a large piece of plastic wrap. Roll it to 3 mm thickness and freeze for 10-15 minutes. 5. Cut out the shapes, but do not take them out just yet- its recommended to freeze the dough again for additional 10-15 minutes, as the dough is very soft and this will help to avoid tearing of the cookies. 6. Preheat your oven to 175C (fan mode off), placing a baking rack at the middle shelf inside the oven. 7. Transfer the cut cookies to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and evenly space them about 1.5 cm apart. 8. Bake for 8 minutes- the cookies should slightly brown around the edges (the smaller cookies take 6 minutes to bake). 9. Cool completely on a wire rack before decorating. For the royal icing and decoration: Using an electric hand mixer, beat all the ingredients on low heat (to prevent the powdered sugar from flying around), then increase the speed to medium, and beat until light, airy that has a thick liquidy consistency. The mixture does not form peaks, but flowing down slowly from the beaters). Add a tiny bit of food gel coloring and decorate as you like. Have a holly jolly Christmas xoxo, gossip girl. . . #bakingaesthetics #baketok #cozybaking #fypbaking #cottagecorebaking #aestheticbaking #christmascountdown #christmasbaking #gingerbreadcookies #christmascookies

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Gingerbread cookies are an international signal that Christmas is coming, and are most loved for their shape. They store fantastically in the freezer, after they are baked. I adore these cookies so much, and am sure I am not alone.

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Gingerbread Cookies:

Equipment: Large gingerbread folks cookie cutter, sized 7.5cm, or a small one, sized 4.5cm

Recipe: 20 Large Cookies, or 50 Small Cookies.

Cookie Dough:

IngredientAmount (g / units)
All Purpose Flour112g
Salt1/8 tsp
Baking Soda1/4 tsp
Ground Ginger1/2 tsp
Ground Cinnamon1/4 tsp
Ground Nutmeg1/8 tsp
Brown Sugar (Sticky)32g
Eggs8g
Softened Unsalted Butter (Room Temperature)30g
Sweet Molasses (NOT blackstrap)42g

Royal Icing:

IngredientAmount (g / units)
Egg Whites11g
Lemon Juice1/4 tsp
Powdered Sugar42g

Preparation instructions:

For the cookies:

  1. In a food processor, process the butter together with the brown sugar, salt and molasses until creamy. Occasionally scrape the bottom of the container with a spatula, to ensure even mixing.
  2. Add all of the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg. Pulse until the mixture looks like small peas.
  3. Add the eggs and pulse until the mixture is moistened.
  4. Transfer the mixture to a large piece of plastic wrap. Knead the crumbs together using the plastic wrap to help minimize heat transfer into the dough. Place the dough between a large piece of parchment paper and a large piece of plastic wrap. Roll it to a rectangle, 3 mm thickness, and freeze for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Cut out the shapes, but do not take them out just yet. It’s recommended to freeze the dough again for additional 10-15 minutes, as the dough is very soft and this will help to avoid tearing of the cookies.
  6. Preheat your oven to 175C (fan mode off), placing a baking rack at the middle shelf inside the oven.
  7. Transfer the cut cookies to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, and evenly space them about 1.5 cm apart.
  8. Bake for 8 minutes- the cookies should slightly brown around the edges (the smaller cookies take 6 minutes to bake).
  9. Cool completely on a wire rack before decorating.

For the royal icing and decoration:

In a small bowl, using an electric handheld mixer, beat all the ingredients on low heat (to prevent the powdered sugar from flying around), then increase the speed to medium, and beat until light and airy mixture, that has a thick liquid consistency. The mixture does not form peaks, but should be flowing down slowly from the beaters.

You can add a tiny bit of gel food coloring, and decorate as you like.

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