Prepare gingerbread cookies this recipe can even the novice cook. Traditional New Year’s delicacy turns unusually tasty and beautiful. Layfhaker already tried.
- 1 cup soft butter;
- ½ cup brown sugar;
- ⅓ cup honey;
- ⅛ teaspoon baking soda;
- ½ teaspoon of cinnamon;
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger;
- ½ teaspoon ground cloves;
- 2 ⅔ cup flour.
- 2 cups powdered sugar;
- 1 tablespoon of sugar or corn syrup;
- 3 tablespoons milk;
- food coloring as desired.
Preheat oven to 175 ° C and prepare the pan.
Whip the soft butter with the sugar. Then add honey and stir until smooth.
If you want to have gingerbread was rich taste and dark color, use buckwheat honey.
Mix the spices and baking soda and add to the dough. You can adjust the composition of the spices. For example, to replace clove nutmeg and add a pinch of ground cardamom. The only unbreakable rule: ginger should always be!
Small portions interfere with the sifted flour. When the dough is smooth, divide it into several parts.
Now roll each piece into a sheet of 2.5 cm thick. Wrap the plates with cling film and send it in the fridge for 1-2 hours (can be for a week).
If you skip this step and put in the refrigerator dough pieces, you have to suffer afterwards. When rolling out chilled mass will crumble and crack. It should be long enough to crush her hands.
Remove the dough from the refrigerator plate, roll out to a thickness of 4-7 mm. Cut the gingerbread molds, put on a baking sheet and bake for 12-15 minutes.
While preparing cookies, make the icing. Mix into a bowl of milk with a tablespoon of syrup, then add the remaining milk. Pour the liquid into the icing sugar, mix until uniform and, if necessary, add a little milk.
If desired, you can pour a little lemon juice, but after the milk is mixed with sugar, otherwise it can curl up due to the acid.
The glaze should not be too liquid. The drop should retain its shape.
If you want to color the icing, spread the prepared mixture into different bowls and add food coloring to each of the selected color.
Ready-made cakes cool and decorate with icing. If you do not have food or a bag of confectionery syringe with a special nozzle, you can just put the icing on the entire surface of the cookie or twist kulёk of baking paper and gently bring patterns. Doing it with a plastic bag of a standard can be, but terribly inconvenient.
Painted cookies, leave on the table as long as the glaze does not dry up.