Easy Cozy Gingerbread Cookies

A great and relatively healthy dessert that comes out of a recipe made for kids and to be cooked by kids.  Don’t limit yourself to the holiday season for these great cookies – their great anytime of the year.  Feel free to go lower on the ginger powder if you’re not a big fun of the spice, but put in at least ¾ of that the recipe calls for.

Time:

45 min

Serves:

6

Good for:

  • A cozy dessert for the cold months
  • Can vary in shapes sizes and toppings
  • Cook with the kids, easy prep

Ingredients:

  • 185g all purpose flour
  • 1 tspn ground ginger
  • ½ tspn baking soda
  • 50g butter
  • 100g sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp molasses

Glaze:

  • ½ lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • Raisons, small sweets, or sprinkles for decorations

Kitchen things you’ll need:

  • Cookie sheet tray
  • Parchment/baking paper
  • Cookie cutter

Making it:

  1. Preheat the oven 175 C (350 F).
  2. Mix together the flour, ginger, and baking soda.
  3. Rub in the butter until the mixture becomes crumbled.
  4. Stir in the sugar.
  5. Mix the egg yolk and molasses and add them to the dry mixture.
  6. Mix the whole thing with your hands inot a ball of dough.
  7. Sprinkle a little flour on the surface and knead the dough until smooth.
  8. With a rolling pin, roll the ball into a 5mm (1/4 inch) thick.
  9. Use a cookie cutter to cut the shapes and place them into the cookie sheet.
  10. Bake for 10-12 min until golden brown and then let it cool on a cooling rack for 5-10 min.
  11. Once cooled, mix the lemon juice with the icing sugar and pipe/decorate the cookies.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s