- 315 g plain white flour
- 75 g dark brown sugar (or coconut sugar)
- pinch of salt
- 100 g molasses (marmite)
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 2 tsp ground ginger (you can use fresh one as well for extra flavour)
- 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 115 g butter, room temperature
- 1 eggIcing and decoration
- 120 g powdered sugar
- 1-2 tbsp milk or lemon juice
- chocolate if you are extra like me
~ Makes about 30 cookies, depending on the size
~ Prep Time: 40-60 min (+decoration)
- Cream butter with sugar. Add the egg and molasses and mix well.
- In a large bowl whisk dry ingredients together: flour, salt, spices and baking powder.
- Incorporate dry ingredients to the butter mixture and stir until the dough comes together. You can use a hand mixer or even better – your hands. Divide the dough in two discs and cover each with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour up to 3 days.
- DISCLAMER: Don’t try to speed up the process described above. If you do, you might end up with freckled-looking cookies like I did 😛
- Preheat oven to 350F(180°C) and line two baking trays with parchment paper.
- Roll the dough on the floured surface or between two layers of parchment paper until a few mm thick. If you want them crispy roll the dough very thin. If you want them softer roll it out thicker.
- Cut the dough into desired shapes using the cookie cutters. Re-roll the remaining dough and cut more shapes.Then place the cookies onto the prepared baking sheets and place them in the owen,
- Bake for 7 to 10 minutes (depending on the cookie size). Allow to cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
- To make the icing simply combine powdered sugar with milk or lemon juice. Spoon the icing into the piping bag and decorate the gingerbread cookies as desired.
I think it’s fair to say I didn’t come up with this recipe on my own. All credits go to Home Cooking Adventure. It’s a Youtube channel I’ve been subscribed to for a few years now and offers some great food ideas.