Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Gingerbread Cookies

I can assure you that usually I am very organised. I love things being in order and I love to plan ahead. In fact, all our meals are planned way in advanced for the week.

When it comes to baking however, I seem to rely on the "I feel like baking" mode. That has it advantages of course, but it means I usually do not have every single ingredient or tools I need in my kitchen. Take these gingerbread cookies for instance. You may have known them as Gingerbread MEN. However, somehow, in my cookie cutter collection I do not have a gingerbread man cutter!!

I recall that d from Daily Affairs gave me a set of Christmas cutters before. I look through them..Nope.. No men. Oh well, but they are gorgeous. With bells, christmas tree, stars, snowflake..etc. I thought oh well, I shall turn them into gingerbread cookies instead. Did I mention that I have nothing to decorate the cookies with except for icing sugar?

My decorating skills isn't the best but I have to say that a drizzle of icing does make a difference. One thing I like about this recipe is that it is not overly sweet. They are slightly crunchy with a chewiness to them.

I'm not usually a fan of ginger-things related but even I am getting into the mood thanks to hubby. Oh and I think I'm finally back to the baking Christmas mode.

Hopefully, with more prepared ingredients!

Gingerbread Cookies
125 grams butter
90 grams brown sugar
120 ml golden syrup
325 grams plain flour
1 egg yolk
1 tablespoon of ground ginger
1 tsp of ground cinnamon

1 egg white
1/2 cup of pure icing sugar

Preaheat Oven to 180C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

Beat butter, sugar and golden syrup. Fold in egg yolk then flour, ground ginger and cinnamon. Fold it through well. Then using hands, knead it till it becomes smooth.

On a floured surface and rolling pin, roll dough out. Using christmas cutters-or if you are better organised than myself, use a gingerbread man cutter. Bake for 10-12 minutes.

Ice them and eat!



Little Corner of Mine said...

It looks very pretty to me. Merry Christmas!

lena said...

no gingermen, never mind, like what you said, you still hv the trees and the snowflakes...sure they taste very nice! Happy christmas to you, daphne!

Joanne said...

I'm totally the same way! My dinners are always extensively planned but then when I want to bake, I somehow manage to find myself in the house with no butter or sugar or flour. Crazy.

However, gingerbread trees taste just as good as men, I'm sure! these look awesome!

tigerfish said...

no plan to bake, no mood ever to bake...hmmm..why? :p

raquel@erecipe said...

I am also planning to make one a day before Christmas my kids always request every year. The ginger bread looks great =)

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