We wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas, we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!!
Christmas is almost here and our spirits are high!! Everyone is baking and all the neighborhoods smell like Christmas!!
I have already baked melomakarona and kourabiedes and now I baked gingerbread cookies!!! These delicious, unique cookies with the spicy-sweet taste. Once in the oven their smell is intoxicating!!!
This year I decided to go a bit further though.. I decided to decorate them with sugar paste!! Yes, yes!! The result was lovely!! So I chose a couple of them to decorate them a bit fancier for experimenting purposes and for a better looking photo for yummy-mommy.
As I was about to shoot, my little thief Mando, kidnapped my ginger man and before retrieving him Mando bite his head.
The poor little thing..He didn’t say a word while shooting!!!
These Christmas cookies are one of the best around. Spicy, sweet and incredibly delicious!
- 900gr all-purpose flour
- 250gr butter in room temperature
- 250gr brown sugar
- 250gr honey
- 4 teaspoons ginger (powder)
- 4 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 ½ teaspoon grounded clove
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 whole eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- In a large bowl whisk together flour, ginger, cinnamon, clove, baking soda, pepper and salt.
- In your mixer beat butter with brown sugar until you have a nice fluffy cream.
- Add eggs one at a time.
- Finally add honey and vanilla.
- When fine blended mix the cream with the dry ingredients. Smoothly use your hands to form firm dough.
- Divide dough in four pieces and wrap each piece in plastic. Let your dough sit for 2 hours.
- Place one piece of the dough in your bench and sprinkle a bit of flour. With a rolling pin roll the dough until its 1cm thick. Cut in desired shapes and gently place cookies on the sheet. Bake each sheet for 8-11 minutes. The less you bake the softer your cookies will be.
- If desired mix brown and white sugar with cinnamon and sprinkle on top of the cookies.
- Otherwise when cool, you can decorate with sugar paste.