Friday, 2 December 2016

Christmas Cookies

At Christmas I love baking, and this year is no exception.
So with a little inspiration from Pinterest and some cook books I have my version of Christmas ginger cookies!


3 cups (425g) all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp ground ginger
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
3/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
165g packed dark brown sugar
142g butter
1 large egg yolk
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
 1/2 cup honey
1 - 2 Tbsp milk

Preheat oven to 170°C

In a mixing bowl, combine the flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, baking powder, baking soda and salt.

Once all of the ingredients are combined set aside
Cream together sugar and butter until well combined, occasionally stopping and scraping down bowl.


Set aside the butter and sugar
Now you need to mix the egg yolk and vanilla extract.
Now you need to combine honey with 1 Tbsp milk.

Now it’s time to go back to your mixing bowl and slowly mix in the ingredients dough together.

Eventually it will look a little like this.

Divide the dough into two equal portions then roll each portion out evenly between the two sheets of baking paper.

The cookies now need to chill in the fridge for 10 minutes or until firm, and, then cut into shapes using cookie cutters.

Space the cookies about 1-inch apart, and bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes or until slightly set, I just kept an eye on mine as some thinner cookie took only 6 minutes.

Repeat process with remaining cookies.

Allow to cool on baking paper, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely when set.

Once cool pipe icing over cookies to decorate and add sprinkles if desired. Let icing set at room temperature.

Don't forget to come back next week Wednesday as well as Friday!

Until Next Time

Merry Christmas


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