Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Gingerbread Men

Hohoho!! I'll be in singapore for 2 weeks so i wont be able to update the blog (i think) so here's another recipe for the holiday season. Today i'll be giving you a easy, simple, classic recipe to making gingerbread men !!

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup (113g approx) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely ground pepper
  • 1/2 teasppon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon all spice
  • 1/2teaspoons coarse salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
First you sift flour, baking soda, and baking powder into a large bowl and then set them aside. Put butter and brown sugar in an electric mixer mix on medium speed until fluffy. Mix in spices and salt, then eggs and molasses. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture and mix them until everything's combined. Take a plastic wrap to wrap the dough and then put it in the fridge for 1hour.

After an hour take the dough out of the refrigerator roll it out and then use cookie cutter to cut them into various shapes. Preheat oven to 170 degrees celcius , and then bake the cookies for 13-15 mins.

 For decorating the gingerbread we need royal icing which could be made by fluffing 2 egg white with a teaspoon of vanilla essence and then add in 3 cups of powdered sugar and mix it until it becomes stiff. Add in various colors for different color icing. If you don't have the time just go to a mart and just buy those on the rack cookie icing , they are very easily found.

 Now i'm not an expert at cookie decorating and stuff but mostly people will do the outline first and then fill the center with any colors you like...well this part is for you yourself to figure it out XD if you really dont have the time use some sugar and stick MnM's on the gingerbread men for its eyes and buttons or you could just skip the decorating part haha..

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