If you're not new round these parts, you'll probably already know that I like making cookies to give as a little Christmas gift to my school mates.
So this year I managed to make those cute gingerbread cookies, which actually had an excellent feedback.
RECIPE for 40 cookies
(for the dough)
- 350g flour
- 160g sugar
- 150g butter
- 1 egg
- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of cloves powder
- a dash of salt
- 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 150g honey (or treacle)
- 2 teaspoons of ginger powder
(for the frosting)
- 150g icing sugar
- 1 albumen
- colourant (optional)
In a bowl or in the mixer put the sifted flour and sugar, add the spices, baking soda and eventually the butter, which has to be cold and cut in chops.
Pour the honey and blend it in with the other ingredients until you obtain a crumbling dough.
Then add the egg and mix it all together again, giving it a spherical shape.
Wrap the dough in some cooking film and let it in the fridge for 2 hours.
When it's ready, take the ball and roll out the pastry until you get a 4 mm thickness.
Remember to preheat the oven at 180° so not to waste time.
Now it's time to cut the cookies with all the moulds you like, placing them on a tray covered with some baking paper.
Put in the oven for 10-12 minutes, and get them out when they have browned a little. Don't worry if they are still a little bit creamy since they'll stiffen later.
While you're waiting for them to cool down, prepare the glaze beating the white egg until stiff, slowly incorporating the icing sugar.
Then add some pigment if you like and pour everything in a sac à poche.
When the cookies have cooled down, dress them as you like.
And that's it!
Hope you've found this useful, let me know in the comments if you've ever made them and write me if you have any advice to improve my recipe!
Merry Christmas everyone xx