Homemade gingerbread cookies for Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Have you any baking ideas for Christmas?

Now I am proposing you to make wonderful homemade gingerbread cookies!

gingerbread cookies recipe

These sweets with a lot of fragrant spices and honey are very soft and tasty. Baking and decoration process of such cookies will bring great joy and fun to your children and you!

Christmas gingerbread

Your House will be full of happy anticipation of The Holiday!

homemade gingerbread

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ingredients for honey gingerbread

Ingredients for 40-45 pieces:

  • 3 eggs;
  • 3 tablespoons of honey;
  • 3 teaspoons of baking soda;
  • 300 g of sugar;
  • 100 g of butter;
  • About (approximately) 750-800 g of flour;
  • 1 teaspoon of ground ginger;
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon;
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg;
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground cloves;
  • A pinch of salt.
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    How to bake Gingerbread Christmas cookies:

    Melt sugar, honey and butter over low heat or in a water bath.

    mix sugar, honey and butter and put on the heat

    melt butter, honey and sugar

    Whisk the eggs with soda.

    whisk eggs and soda

    Pour the whisked eggs into the melted mixture and mix.

    pour this mix into the melted mixture

    The mixture will to foam.

    mixture is foaming

    Remove from the heat and add gradually the sifted flour.

    add the flour

    Add the spices together with the flour.

    add the spices

    While dough is hot, knead it with a spoon, and then with hands.

    knead the dough

    It turns soft, aromatic dough.

    the dough for the gingerbread

    It may stick a bit to the table, so sprinkle the table generously with flour and roll out the dough 1 cm thick.

    roll out the dough

    Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. You may use the special forms, like gingerbread Christmas tree, deer, sleigh and sack of the gifts, stars and bells! And your cookies will be really festive!

    cookies cutters

    cut the cookies

    Preheat the oven to 200 C (392F).

    Cover baking tray with baking paper, then grease it with vegetable oil and place the cookies 3-4 cm apart.

    place the cookies on the baking tray

    Put it in the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, till it gets golden brown color. Ready gingerbreads increase in volume, become lush, and tester comes dry out of the dough.

    baking the gingerbreads

    Let them cool on a flat surface, for example, on the table.

    let the cookies cool

    Gingerbread decorations

    To make the glaze, mix sugar powder with lemon juice.

    mix the sugar powder with the lemon juice

    mix it together

    the sugar glaze for the gingerbreads

    Put the glaze in a pastry bag, cut off the tip and paint cooled cakes with patterns.

    put the glaze in a pastry bag, cut the tip and draw!

    You may draw different ornaments, wavy and zigzag lines, spirals and points. Offer your children to help you, the decorating of Christmas gingerbread is very interesting and creative work, so it will bring a lot of joy to all of you!

    decorate your Christmas gingerbread

    Let the glaze dry for 20-30 minutes, and Christmas cookies are ready!

    gingerbread foto

    Merry Christmas!

    honey cookies recipe

    Merry Christmas!

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    1. inna,elisa says:

      Юля,как же это здорово!!!
      Мы так гордимся тобои,ты это заслужила!!
      Очень хочется увидеть этот календарь целиком!

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