Monday, December 26, 2011

Gingerbread Cookies

I received an amazing gingerbread cookie recipe from a kind neighbour of my grandma. It was SUPER EASY to prepare. Really. Last year I had a recipe, where the dough was so hard to handle that my wrist hurt at the end because of rolling out the dough. Not this time. I could have use only one finger to roll out the dough. It is definitely a keeper.


20 dkg sugar
4 tablespoon honey
15 dkg margarine
1 egg and 2 egg yolks
50 dkg all-purpose flour
1 coffee spoon baking soda
1 coffee spoon cocoa powder
zest of 1 lemon
2 tablespoon cinnamon
2 coffee spoon ground cloves

Whisk the sugar, the honey, the margarine and the eggs (egg and egg yolks) together above boiling water. First it will look like scrambled eggs, but don’t worry it will be ok after you add the flour.

So mix the flour with the baking soda, the zest of lemon and the spices and add them to the “scrambled eggs”. :))) Whisk it with a hand-held mixer. Form a ball with your hands and put it aside for an hour. The dough should be cooled down before rolling it out.

When the dough is ready, roll it out to 4-5 mm (approx. 0.2 inch). If you have a wooden surface, sprinkle it with a bit of flour.

Pre-heat the oven to max (250 degrees / 480 Fahrenheit). Cut out the desired cookies and bake them for 5-7 minutes. If the sides got little brownish, it is ready.

Now it is time to decorate.

Merry Christmas!

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