Christmas Gingerbread Cookies [VIDEO]

by Nata
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December is the perfect time to sweeten up your holiday spirit with something delightful. These spice Gingerbread Cookies are as cute as tasty. Some perfectly balanced flavors of spices come along together and create something magical and special.

Themed holidays desert, especially those about Thanksgiving, Halloween, and Christmas are always fun to make. Most of them are even quick and easy to prepare. I adore this time of the year and love to bake delicious desserts during this season. On our blog you can find a variety of easy recipes:

gingerbread cookiesMy kids say that baking cookies for Santa are one of the best parts of Christmas! They always enjoy and have fun cooking and decorating cookies. So, remember, if you want to involve your kids in some activities – easy bake cookies. Believe me, this is a cozy way to spend time with your kids and start a new family tradition.

Gingerbread Cookies are soft and buttery, with delicious spice notes, and are always enjoyed by everyone. Their festive looking make a lovely addition to the Christmas table. And the decadent cinnamon flavor of these gingerbread cookies will transfer you for sure into a great holiday mood.

gingerbread cookiesDid I tell you that gingerbread cookies are easy to make and quick to bake? You will need about half of hour to make the dough and then up to 12 minutes to bake. Most of you are used that gingerbread cookies should come in ​​human shape. But actually, this kind of cookie can be made in a variety of shapes and forms. The shape will not affect the gingerbread cookies’ taste.

Should gingerbread cookies be hard or soft?

So, if you want me to describe in one word gingerbread cookies texture – then they should be soft. But since I really like cookies and perfection I can not stop at just one world. The texture of the gingerbread cookie needs to be fairly crispy outside with a semi-soft inside, I will even say a little chewy. The cookies before baking definitely should keep their shape.

gingerbread cookiesWhat can I use if I don’t have molasses?

Molasses is a thick, dark sweetener made during the sugar-making process. Some sources say that it is healthier and ​​more beneficial than sugar. In most cases, it is used in baking and for sauces. The best substitute for molasses is maple syrup. It will add similar sweetness and moisture. Another option can be honey, brown sugar, dark corn syrup, golden syrup.

How thick do I roll sugar cookies?

These gingerbread cookies remain soft because they are rolled out pretty thick. To get perfect texture cookies make sure you roll the dough to about 1/4 inch thick.

How do you make gingerbread cookies?

I am not excited to coat cookies with frosting, because it is again a lot of sugar, calories, and fussy. But some spices and just a small amount of brown sugar are just perfect for sprinkling over the cookies. In a small bowl, combine the ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, ground cardamom, and sugar.

gingerbread cookiesNow let’s start baking. First, combine dry ingredients. In a large mixing bowl, swift the flour, add baking soda, ground ginger, and ground cinnamon. Set aside.

To make the dough easier use your stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. First, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Then, add the maple syrup and beat until light and fluffy. Now beat in the egg and mix until combined. When you have all wet ingredients combined gradually add the flour mixture and beat until just combined. Transfer the dough to the working surface and form a ball.

gingerbread cookiesDivide the dough into 2 balls. Grab one ball and roll out the dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper (see the video for instruction). Make sure you roll it not thinner than 1/4 inch thickness. Shape the cookies using cookie cutters. Gently transfer the cookies to a parchment-lined baking tray. Sprinkle generously each cookie with the spices mixture. Repeat with the remaining dough.

Meanwhile preheat the oven to 350° F. Bake the gingerbread cookies on the middle rack of the oven for about 10-12 minutes. Once baked leave them to rest on the baking tray for about 5 minutes. Then carefully transfer cookies to a wire cooling rack to cool completely.

gingerbread cookiesBaking cookies during the Christmas holidays is a lovely tradition that we always look forward to.

How long do gingerbread cookies last once cooked?

Gingerbread cookies can be easily kept for up to 2 weeks. Just store it in an airtight container in a dry place.

Also, you can shape and freeze the cookies, then before serving just bake as usual. gingerbread cookies

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Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

Nata
December is the perfect time to sweeten up your holiday spirit with something delightful. These spice Gingerbread Cookies are as cute as tasty. Some perfectly balanced flavors of spices come along together and create something magical and special.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine World
Servings 20 cookies
Calories 178 kcal

Equipment

  • cookies cutter

Ingredients
  

  • 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 egg

Spices Mixture for Topping:

  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground cardamom
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar

Instructions
 

  • In a small bowl, combine the ground cinnamon, ground ginger, ground nutmeg, ground cardamom, and sugar.
  • In a large mixing bowl, swift the flour, add baking soda, ground ginger, and ground cinnamon. Set aside.
  • Cream together the butter and brown sugar. Then, add the maple syrup and beat until light and fluffy. Now beat in the egg and mix until combined. When you have all wet ingredients combined gradually add the flour mixture and beat until just combined. Transfer the dough to the working surface and form a ball.
  • Divide the dough into 2 balls. Grab one ball and roll out the dough between 2 pieces of parchment paper. Make sure you roll it not thinner than 1/4 inch thickness. Shape the cookies using cookie cutters. Gently transfer the cookies to a parchment-lined baking tray. Sprinkle generously each cookie with the spices mixture. Repeat with the remaining dough.
  • Meanwhile preheat the oven to 350° F. Bake the gingerbread cookies on the middle rack of the oven for about 10-12 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 178kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 26mgSodium: 120mgPotassium: 51mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 226IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 23mgIron: 1mg
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