Gingerbread Cookies

January 26, 2017
1 Ratings
Photo by VibrantPlate
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Gingerbread Cookies will infuse your home with the smell of Christmas. Just a couple of ingredients and a couple of minutes to make! —VibrantPlate

What You'll Need
  • 300 grams all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons gingerbread spices
  • 1 teaspoon cacao powder
  • 200 grams butter (room temperature)
  • 100 grams sugar
  • 100 grams honey
  • 1 egg (free range)
  1. Combine flour and baking soda, add gingerbread spices and cacao powder. Mix well.
  2. Cut room-temperature butter into small chunks and place in a large mixing bowl. Add sugar and honey and mix with a mixer until well-combined and fluffy. Mix in an egg and combine well.
  3. Preheat oven to 170°C / 340°F.
  4. After 30 minutes take dough out of the fridge and roll out to about 0.5 cm thick. Use cookie cutters to cut out desired cookie shapes (I used a 10 cm gingerbread girl cookie cutter). Place cookies onto a baking tray covered with baking paper. Repeat until you've used up all your cookie dough.
  5. Place baking tray in preheated oven and bake at 170°C / 340°F for about 10 minutes, or until the cookies turn golden brown. Remove from oven and place cookies on a cooling rack to cool.
  6. When the cookies are cooled down, decorate with sugar icing.

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2 Reviews

hamilton422 December 24, 2019
This recipe is oddly sparse but it comes out well. Some information that would be useful to have: it makes about 4 dozen cookies (in my experience). Between steps 2 and 4, one should presumably add the dry ingredients to the wet, and wrap and refrigerate the dough. As it is, the dough comes out rather sticky, so one could either add a bit more flour early on, or flour it more when rolling it out.
Lynne L. November 10, 2022
How did you change the measurements? I've never used ones like in this recipe.
Thank you, Lynne