Easter Gingerbread Cookies Recipe
When one thinks of Easter or Christmas a couple of desserts come to our mind instantly i.e. Gingerbread Cookies and Fruit Cakes, these desserts are synonymous with both the festivals.
The spices and the syrups give gingerbread cookies an amazing flavour and the aroma lingers around the house when these cookies are being baked in the house. Especially the kids will enjoy making these and eating as well 😊. Kids would love to cut the cookie dough with the cutters and placing in the baking tray, my daughter helps in making the dough and cutting them into shapes 😊 (we have used hearts and stars) one can cut them into any desired shapes.
They will also love to help you in eating them for sure 😊…!
Making the gingerbread cookies dough is pretty simple and straight forward, nothing very technical, but keep your measurements right so that one can get the right crunch and crisp cookies. Once the dough is made it has to be rolled and cut into desired shapes and baked, these cookies can be stored for a couple of days.
One can play around with gingerbread cookies recipe if any one of the ingredients is not available, but make sure to keep the proportions as given in the recipe, to ensure the desired outcome.
Have chosen not to make the icing, but if you want to make the icing one can make it, have given the recipe for the same.
Ginger Bread Cookies Recipe
- 440 gms Butter Chopped into Cubes (2 Cups)
- 430 gms Castor Sugar 2 Cups
- 250 gms Glucose syrup* 1/2 cup plus 1Tbsp
- 260 gms Honey * 3/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp
- 180 gms Milk 3/4th Cup
- 1195 gms Plain Flour 7 ½ Cups Sifted
- 2 tsp Bicarb soda
- 20 gms Cinnamon
- 12 gms Ground cloves
- 12 gms Ginger Powder
For Icing (Optional)
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 2 Tbsp Butter
- 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
In a deep and thick bottom vessel.
Add butter and melt it, do not burn it cook in slow and medium flame.
Add Sugar and nicely stir till the sugar melts into butter.
Add the Glucose syrup to the mixture and also honey and at this stage remove the vessel from heat and stir it well till all the ingredients are mixed well.
Now sift the plain flour and the other spices together a couple of times.
Now sift in the spices and flour mixture into the wet ingredients and mix them thoroughly till you get a dough consistency.
Let the dough cool down and wrap the dough in plastic cling film and keep it aside for an hour.
Now roll dough into thin sheets and cut the cookies into desired shapes.
Places the cut cookies on butter/parchment paper and bake them for 9 to 11 minutes in 180 C / 340 F.
Method For Icing
Mix all the above ingredients in bowl and whisk it till the sugar melts and take it in a pipping bag and one can decorate their cookies in their choice of designs 😊…!
Have not used icing on the cookies but if one requires above have mentioned the recipe for the icing.
- *Honey can be substituted with molasses or golden syrup, please make sure the quantities are not altered.
- One can opt to add colour in the icing if required.
- Ginger bread cookies tend to come out soft initially and crisper when cooled, please keep them for cooling before taking them out.
- Temp to bake: 180 C / 340 F.
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