We have movies, we have gifts. What else do we need to really get into the festive mood? That’s right! Food. And nothing says Christmas better than some freshly baked gingerbread cookies. You can find more than 10 different recipes for this, but since I love to experiment I decided to come up with my own. So, here is how I made my Honey Gingerbread Cookies!
- 3 cups flour + some more for rolling out the dough
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons gingerbread spice mix
- 6 tablespoons melted butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup honey
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and the spice mix. In a bigger bowl beat the butter, brown sugar, and egg until well blended. Add honey and vanilla and continue to mix. Once it is well blended gradually stir in the dry ingredients until you get a smooth dough. Wrap it in plastic and let it cool in the fridge for about 20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 200° C. Grease or line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Get the dough out of the fridge and roll it to a scant 1/2 cm thick. Use the additional flour to avoid sticking. Cut out cookies with desired cutter (don’t forget to make at least one gingerbread man). Bake for 10-15 minutes. After cookies are cool you may decorate them with powdered sugar glaze or Royal icing, or just eat them because they taste wonderful any way.