Ginger cookies

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.


Products and ware for ginger cookies. Everything is ready for magic!
Products and ware for ginger cookies. Everything is ready for magic!

How to make dough for ginger cookies?


  1. Cut soft butter in cubes and lay out in a bowl, fill up sugar and add egg.
  2. Add sugar and butter
    Add sugar and butter
  3. Mix before receiving homogeneous mass.
  4. In a separate bowl mix the sifted flour, a baking powder and spices.
  5. Flour before mixing
    Flour before mixing
  6. Combine liquid and dry components and make plastic dough.
  7. do plastic dough
    Do plastic dough
    do plastic dough
    Do plastic dough
  8. Put dough for half an hour into refrigerator that butter stiffened.
  9. Dough is able to smile to good hostesses
    Dough is able to smile to good hostesses
  10. 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.
  11. Ready dough before roll
    Ready dough before roll
     roll with a rolling pin according to the sheet of baking paper
    Roll with a rolling pin according to the sheet of baking paper
     roll with a rolling pin according to the sheet of baking paper
    Roll with a rolling pin according to the sheet of baking paper

Creation of ginger cookies


  1. 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.
  2. cut out from a sheet of dough by means of molds cookies
    Cut out from a sheet of dough by means of molds cookies
  3. Cover a baking sheet paper for pastries and to place cookies in an oven at a temperature of 180 degrees at 10 minutes.
  4. Cookies before pastries on a leaf
    Cookies before pastries on a leaf
  5. After that cookies can be served.
  6. Almost ready ginger cookies
    Almost ready ginger cookies
  7. 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).
  8. 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.
  9. After putting glaze cookies have to dry up 3-4 hours.
  10. Ready ginger cookies on the table
    Ready ginger cookies on the table

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!



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Ginger cookies
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