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Homemade Ginger cookies

Homemade Ginger cookies

What Christmas pastry do you prefer? Is it Christmas Cake, Austrian Stollen or Italian Panettone? All this kinds of bakery are very interesting and tasty, but now I want to share with you homemade ginger cookies recipe!

Christmas ginger cookies

This yummy, aromatic ginger cookies with a lot of different spices are looking very festively and will be a fine gift for children and your friends!

homemade ginger cookies


ingredients for ginger cookies For 45-50 pieces:
  • 100 g butter
  • 100 g sugar
  • 100 g liquid honey
  • 1 yolk
  • 260-290 g flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground clove
  • 0,5 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 0,5 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 0,5 teaspoon salt
  • 0,5 teaspoon baking soda
  • 0,5 teaspoon baking powder
For decorating:
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 200 g sugar powder

You may take molasses instead of honey.

Softened butter whisk or grind with sugar.

grind butter with sugar

Add the yolk and the honey. Stir with spoon.

add yolk and honey

Sift the flour with spices, soda and baking powder, add salt.

add flour and spices

Knead the dough. It must be soft but not sticky. Form a disk and put the dough to a fridge for 1-1,5 hour or for tomorrow.

dough for ginger cookies

Preheat the oven to 180 C (356 F).

Divide the dough in 2 parts. One of it roll between two sheets of baking paper to a layer 0,5 cm thick.

roll the dough

Make cookies by different cookie cutters like Christmas trees, bells, deer and horses, even sleigh and bags with gifts!

how to make cookies by cookie cutters

Place the cookies on the baking tray covered with baking paper, left distance between cookies in 1-2 cm.

put cookies on a tray

Bake ginger cookies during 10-15 minutes – total time depend of your oven. Cookies must become light golden color. If you will bake it longer, it become golden brown and will be harder.

bake ginger cookies

Replace cookies on a table and let them cool. Meanwhile make the sugar lemon icing for decorating. Mix sugar powder with lemon juice to required consistence.

make lemon icing

Put the glaze into a pastry bag, cut the corner and draw diverse pattern on the cookies.

decorate the cookies

Let the icing to freeze, and homemade ginger cookies are ready!

easy ginger cookies recipe

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to You, Your family and friends!

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