GingerBread Cookies (Christmas Special Recipe) by Tarla Dalal

GingerBread Cookies (Christmas Special Recipe) by Tarla Dalal

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Gingerbread cookies, which remind children of the “Gingerbread Man” they have read in their fairy tales books is a must-bake recipe for Christmas ! With the zesty flavour of ginger and spices, these cookies are just right for the winter season. They leave a warm flavour lingering on your palate, and a comforting warmth in your heart too!

  

Recipe Description for Gingerbread Cookies

Preparation Time: 
Baking time:  17 minutes
Baking temperature:  180°C (360° F)
Makes 26 cookies
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Ingredients

Method

For the cookies

  1. Combine the butter, brown sugar and honey in a deep bowl and mix well using a whisk for 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Add the baking powder, baking soda, dried ginger powder, cinnamon powder, cloves powder and nutmeg powder and mix well using a whisk.
  3. Add the plain flour, mix well and knead it into a dough. Do not add any water.
  4. Cover it with a lid and refrigerate it for 30 minutes.
  5. Place the dough on a flat, dry surface dusted with plain flour and roll into a 200 mm. (8") diameter circle.
  6. Cut it using a cookie cutter, in desired shape.
  7. Keep doing till the dough is over and you get 26 cookies in total.
  8. 8. Place 13 cookies on a baking tray and bake it in a pre-heated oven at 180°c (360° f) for 12 minutes.
  9. 9. Repeat step 8 to bake one more batch. Cool completely. Keep aside.
  10. For the icing
  11. 1. Combine the sugar and water in a small bowl and mix well.
  12. 2. Pour it in a small piping bag.
  13. How to proceed
  14. 1. Place all the cookies, on a clean dry surface and decorate it using the icing as desired.
  15. 2. Allow it to dry for 10 minutes.
  16. Serve immediately or store it in an airtight container.

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