The favorite cookies to be baked during Christmas which will leave your kitchen filled with heavenly aroma of ginger, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg is this Gingerbread Cookies.
When I mentioned about favorite, it’s not going to be favorite only for your kids, you will watch yourself turning as a kid when baking these cookies. It’s that fun and definitely worth it!!
Gingerbread cookies originated in England and it’s popular throughout the World now. Christmas without Gingerbread cookies is like Diwali without Gulab Jamun if you would ask me.
The recipe I have shared today gives you almost 20 to 24 cookies and it is an eggless version, molasses-free version which can be made without any electric hand beater or stand mixer. It’s that easy.
Once the dough is made, refrigerate it for an hour and ask your kids to roll it for you. The dough crumbles a little when rolling. Just fix it with your hands and keep on rolling. They will do it perfectly. Then cut it to your desired shapes like Ginger breadmen, Christmas tree, snowman etc.., do icing on top and enjoy.
I want to add something here. Use a proper cookie rolling pin so that it will be easy to roll it. I used my chapati rolling pin as I misplaced the proper one at that moment.
Please go through the step-by-step picture with detailed explanation and many ideas to follow. Let’s bake a batch now❤
This is my 200th Recipe🎊
- Unsalted butter- 125 gms. ( room temperature)
- All-purpose flour- 300 gms.
- Dark honey- 3 full tbsp
- Brown sugar- 100 gms.
- Ginger powder- 1 and a half tsp
- Cinnamon powder- 1/2 tsp
- Nutmeg powder, cloves powder- generous pinch
- Baking soda- 1/2 tsp
- Salt- 1/4th tsp.
- Refer to my Royal Icing for Cookies recipe to make the icing. The quantity mentioned in the ingredients there, is more than enough to do icing on these cookies.
Preheat the oven to 150 degree Celsius for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Do not use very dark brown sugar.
- Place the baking tray in the top most rack of the oven when baking cookies and bake one tray at a time.
- Baking time varies from oven to oven. So keep an eye on the oven when baking cookies. Do not burn them.