As December arrives, holiday season is around the corner. This is the one opportunity you have during the year to treat yourself with delicious Christmas goods. For this reason, I have brought you the most tasty gingerbread Christmas cookie recipe you’ll ever eat. It is pretty simple and easy to do. Hope you enjoy it!
- 4 cups of flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
- 1 cup butter at room temperature
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup of honey or molasses
- To start, mix the dry ingredients together (the flour, ginger, yeast, cinnamon and cloves).
- Then, beat the butter, which should be at room temperature, with the sugar until it dissolves completely.
- Next, incorporate the honey or molasses and the egg, and finally add the mixture of the flour with the spices. Mix them all together until a homogenous mixture is achieved. If it becomes excessively sticky, you can add a bit more flour until it becomes firmer and more manageable. (Do not add too much flour because the risk of the cookies becoming too hard to bake is high).
- Afterwards, place the dough in a sealable plastic bag or in an airtight plastic container. Leave them in a cool place, but not in the refrigerator, for at least 2 hours and for a maximum of 6 hours.
- Roll out the dough directly on parchment paper, so there is no warping when you transfer the dough to the cookie sheet.
- Because the dough is very sticky, it can be rolled out between two sheets of parchment or baking paper, and then frozen before cutting with the molds. This is to avoid difficulties when peeling the paper.
- Now, it’s time to cut your gingerbread cookies to the Christmas shape you like the best!
- Bake in a preheated oven at 180ºC for 11 to 15 minutes for large pieces, and 6 to 8 minutes for small pieces. Check that the edges are stained brown. Watch the first ones well to know how long you have to leave them because it will depend a lot on the thickness of the cookie and the power of your oven.
- You may make a frosting or buy one to decorate the cookies.
Now go eat your gingerbread cookies while having a marathon of Christmas movies!