Ginger cookies are the most suitable pastries for winter evenings. Such cookies quickly become, it is pleasant to children and adults. On the eve of New year the delicacy can become ornament for xmastree or a gift for native. But also after a holiday cookies serve as fine addition to evening tea. The basic recipe of dough is very simple and prepares in some minutes. It turns out about 20 cookies.
Products for ginger cookies
- Flour - 250 grams
- Soft butter - 70 grams
- Brown sugar - 80 grams
- Egg - 1 piece
- A baking powder or soda - 1/2 teaspoons
- Ground clove - 1/2 teaspoons
- Cinnamon and ground dry ginger – on 1 teaspoon
- A fresh root of ginger – 1 teaspoon (though fans of juicier taste can increase this quantity).
The main secret of ginger cookies is its color. With a basic set of spices you will receive rather pale pastries.
Make it bright with brown sugar, treacle or a teaspoon of cocoa will help. Option with cocoa – most simple and fast.
How to make dough for ginger cookies?
- Cut soft butter in cubes and lay out in a bowl, fill up sugar and add egg.
- Mix before receiving homogeneous mass.
- In a separate bowl mix the sifted flour, a baking powder and spices.
- Combine liquid and dry components and make plastic dough.
- Put dough for half an hour into refrigerator that butter stiffened.
- It is simplest to roll such dough between 2 sheets of baking paper. As a result you will have a pure table, ight shouldn`t be rolled on flour. And layer, thickness in some millimeters, you will make for some seconds.
Creation of ginger cookies
- Find suitable molds and cut out intricate figures. Don`t forget to make a hole on cookies if you plan to decorate with them a xmastree.
- Cover a baking sheet paper for pastries and to place cookies in an oven at a temperature of 180 degrees at 10 minutes.
- After that cookies can be served.
- For giving to a cookies of a festive look it can be decorated with glaze (on 1 egg white take 250 grams of icing sugar and 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, it is possible to flavor it cognac).
- Glaze has to it will turn out rather dense: hold a trace from a knife about 10 seconds. It can be tinted with food dyes. If it thickened, simply add a little cold boiled water.
- After putting glaze cookies have to dry up 3-4 hours.
Advise. The most important in ginger cookies is a set of spices. For example, good clove floats in a cup in water almost vertically, and old – is horizontal. It is heavy to break fresh cinnamon, and ginger has to be elastic and golden. We recommend to you to buy the whole spices and to crush them in a mortar. So your cookies will be rather fragrant. Bon appetit!