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My favourite gingerbread cookies

If you make these cookies once, you will make them over and over again, I promise you! :)

There’s no Christmas for me without these amazing gingerbread cookies. It is truly my favourite recipe. The cookies are literally made & baked in no-time, they hold their shape and they taste amazing!
Even kids love them! Not to mention how fun it is to decorate them :)

Baking these cookies will surely put you right in the Christmas jolly mood so let’s get baking!

Oh and one final thought – should you decide to bake these lovely gingerbread cookies, please do share the photos with me…I would love to see your gingerbread creations! :)

Gingerbread cookies

My favourite gingerbread cookies
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Ingredients
  1. ¼ cup of honey
  2. 80g of butter
  3. ½ cup of fine brown sugar (regular icing sugar is also fine)
  4. 1 egg
  5. 2 ¼ cup of regular flour
  6. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  7. 1,5 – 2 tablespoon gingerbread spice mix (you can easily make your own, see notes below*)
  8. Optional: 1 teaspoon cocoa powder (if you like your cookies to have a darker colour)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Melt honey, butter and sugar in a small saucepan on a low heat and mix until butter has melted and all sugar has dissolved (this is important!). Let it cool down.
  2. In a bigger bowl mix lightly all remaining ingredients and add the melted honey mixture. Knead the dough by hand or use a kitchen machine. If the dough feels too crumbly, add a bit more honey so that it all comes together. If the dough is too soft, chill it in the fridge – it will help with rolling it out.
  3. Roll the dough out on a flat-floured surface to about 2mm / 3mm thickness. Cut out your favourite shapes from the dough and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  4. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes but not longer - cookies baked for too long will be crumbly and will have a bitter taste. Take the cookies out of the oven and let them cool down on a cooling rack.
  5. Decorate as desired and store in airtight container.
  6. Gingerbread cookies will soften slightly with time (if there are any left!).
Notes
  1. *To make your own gingerbread spice mix combine the following -
  2. 2tbsp ground allspice
  3. 2tbsp ground cinnamon
  4. 2tbsp ground ginger
  5. 1tbsp ground cloves
  6. 1tbsp ground nutmeg
  7. pinch of black pepper
  8. Once all ingredients are mixed, store in airtight container.
  9. **The recipe makes about 50-60 cookies.
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