Saturday, December 10, 2011

yummy gingerbread cookies

i n g r e i e n t s :
500 g flour
100 g sugar
250 g honey
1/8 l   water
1 egg
2 tsp of gingerbread spice mix*
2 tsp of holland cocoa
2 tsp baking soda

* i used this spice mix(but not the recipe),
   or here's a homemade mix

 m i x,   k n e a d,   m a k e,   b a k e:

1. m i x  flour, spice mix and soda in a bowl

2. simmer water, sugar and honey together

3. while still warm, pour sugar-honey-water into the flour
mix and  k n e a d  together (by hand or - i used my kitchenaid)
4. add egg and  k n e a d  again
5. refridgerate dough for a couple of hours
6. m a k e - roll out dough and cut out cookies
(note: we also used cookie stamps and a knife to decorate)
7. b a k e  at med-high heat and remove from oven shortly
after the cookies rise (it also depends on how thin you make your
cookies, but we baked ours at 180° C for about 3-4 minutes)


- as soon as you take them out of the oven - while still hot, glaze with (very well) beaten egg.
tip: if you want to have darker brown cookies, add 1-2tsp  of cocoa to the egg.

 - when cookies are cool(i usually do it the next day), decorate with icing. 
tip: if you're having a hard time making straight lines with your icing, try making a line of dots or dashs(that is, if your icing is not too runny), looks better than a runny line! and makes the cookies cuter!

if you intend to store them, store in a container with a cinnamon stick, a few cloves and vanilla bean stick :)

p.s. they make lovely ornaments!

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