Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Eggless Gingerbread Man cookies

Spicy gingerbread is an ultimate Christmas treat

Ingredients - Yields 75 Small Cookies

  • Room temperature butter - 100 gms
  • Brown sugar - 1 1/2 cups (or powdered sugar)
  • All purpose flour - 2 1/2 cups
  • Grated ginger - 1 tbsp (or ginger powder)
  • Cinnamon powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Clove powder - 1/2 tsp 
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Baking soda - 1 tsp
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp
  • Beat brown sugar and butter with electric beater or hand whisk till creamy
  • Sift flour, baking soda, baking powder and all spice powders together 
  • Add grated ginger
  • Mix this with butter and brown sugar on low speed until the dough comes together
  • Dust the work surface and knead the dough until soft
  • Wrap the dough in cling film and refrigerate for 45 minutes
  • Remove from the fridge and dust the work surface and knead the dough one more time

  • Roll out the dough to 1/4 '' thick (keep dusting the surface to avoid sticking)

  • Cut the dough using gingerbread cookie cutter or any desired shape

  • Place the cut out cookies on the greased cookie tray and bake it for 8 to 10 minutes or until the cookies turn slight brown on the edges
  • Cool and store them in an air tight container

    I used star shape cookie cutter for my last batch of dough and sprinkled some coloured sugar
    (Mix 1/2 cup of sugar and 5 drops of colour of your choice - homemade sugar sprinkle is ready)

    For Icing
    • Icing sugar - 1/2 cup
    • Corn starch - 2 tsp
    • Lemon juice 2 tsp
    • Milk - 2 to 3 tsp
    Mix all the above ingredients together. Fill the icing in the zip lock bag and cut the tip to decorate.

    • Adjust the consistency - If you need it thin add bit of more milk or if you need it thick add bit more of sugar
    • You can also add any colour to the icing
    • Icing will harden if it is open so put it in the zip lock bag to avoid this
    • Make sure you cut the tip of your zip lock bag minute enough to get fine lines for decorating

    Nutritional information
    • Ginger helps eliminate congestion and kill cold viruses
    • Ginger is known for its anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties
    • Ginger is low in calories and contains no cholesterol, but is a very rich source of many essential nutrients, minerals and vitamins
    • Each Gingerbread cookie = 35 calories approximately

    1 comment:

    1. 100 grams isn't enough butter at all for those cookies! You need at least 250 grams.


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