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Christmas gingerbread cookies

Make this popular Christmas cookies yourself with our full proof recipe.

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4.8L Bowl

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14

Ingredients

11

Steps

Time

10'

Prep

15'

Cooking

25'

Total

Ingredients

How many servings?

  • 120 gall-purpose flour
  • 1/3 teaspoonbaking powder
  • 1/6 teaspoonsalt
  • 1/3 teaspoongrated nutmeg
  • 1/3 teaspoonground cloves
  • 1/3 teaspoonground cinnamon
  • 1/3 teaspoonground ginger
  • 75 gunsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 100 gdark brown sugar
  • 1/3egg
  • -royal icing for decoration:
  • 26,7 gpasteurised egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/3 teaspoonlemon juice
  • 75 gicing sugar
  • 240 gall-purpose flour
  • 2/3 teaspoonbaking powder
  • 1/3 teaspoonsalt
  • 2/3 teaspoongrated nutmeg
  • 2/3 teaspoonground cloves
  • 2/3 teaspoonground cinnamon
  • 2/3 teaspoonground ginger
  • 150 gunsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 200 gdark brown sugar
  • 2/3egg
  • -royal icing for decoration:
  • 53,3 gpasteurised egg whites, room temperature
  • 2/3 teaspoonlemon juice
  • 150 gicing sugar
  • 360 gall-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoonbaking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoonsalt
  • 1 teaspoongrated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoonground cloves
  • 1 teaspoonground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoonground ginger
  • 225 gunsalted butter, softened at room temperature
  • 300 gdark brown sugar
  • 1egg
  • -royal icing for decoration:
  • 80 gpasteurised egg whites, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoonlemon juice
  • 225 gicing sugar
Make it now
  • Step 1

    To make the cookies: Attach the Sifter and Scale attachment to the stand mixer. Sift the flour, baking powder and spices into a bowl on speed 4. Set aside.

  • Step 2

    In a separate stand mixer bowl, place butter and dark brown sugar. Attach the Flat Beater and beat it on speed 4 until lighter in colour.

  • Step 3

    Turn the Speed Control Lever to 2. Add the egg and salt, scraping any unmixed ingredients from the side of the bowl with a rubber spatula if necessary.

  • Step 4

    Mix until the ingredients are well combined. While the mixer is running, gradually add sifted flour. Mix until a dough forms.

  • Step 5

    Put the dough between two sheets of clingfilm. Roll it out to the thickness of 0,5 cm. Place it in the fridge for 20 minutes.

  • Step 6

    Remove from the fridge. Remove the top layer of clingfilm.

  • Step 7

    Cut the cookies into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Arrange the cookies on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

  • Step 8

    Bake for 10-12 minutes on a 180°C pre-heated oven. The cookies should look dry but be soft when touched.

  • Step 9

    Remove from the baking tray and cool on the wire rack.

  • Step 10

    To make the royal icing: add egg whites to the bowl of the stand mixer fitted with Flat Beater. Mix on speed 6 until the egg whites get frothy. Add lemon juice.

  • Step 11

    Gradually add icing sugar until desired consistency is acquired.

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Christmas gingerbread cookies

Step 1

To make the cookies: Attach the Sifter and Scale attachment to the stand mixer. Sift the flour, baking powder and spices into a bowl on speed 4. Set aside.

Step 2

In a separate stand mixer bowl, place butter and dark brown sugar. Attach the Flat Beater and beat it on speed 4 until lighter in colour.

Step 3

Turn the Speed Control Lever to 2. Add the egg and salt, scraping any unmixed ingredients from the side of the bowl with a rubber spatula if necessary.

Step 4

Mix until the ingredients are well combined. While the mixer is running, gradually add sifted flour. Mix until a dough forms.

Step 5

Put the dough between two sheets of clingfilm. Roll it out to the thickness of 0,5 cm. Place it in the fridge for 20 minutes.

Step 6

Remove from the fridge. Remove the top layer of clingfilm.

Step 7

Cut the cookies into desired shapes using cookie cutters. Arrange the cookies on a baking tray lined with parchment paper.

Step 8

Bake for 10-12 minutes on a 180°C pre-heated oven. The cookies should look dry but be soft when touched.

Step 9

Remove from the baking tray and cool on the wire rack.

Step 10

To make the royal icing: add egg whites to the bowl of the stand mixer fitted with Flat Beater. Mix on speed 6 until the egg whites get frothy. Add lemon juice.

Step 11

Gradually add icing sugar until desired consistency is acquired.

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