Christmas Special: Gingerbread Cookies- Royal Icing

I have always wanted to bake some Gingerbread Cookies, when i checked out some recipes and most of the recipes needed molasses but this one recipe i found seemed super simple and did not need molasses. The recipe is adapted from “Borrow my eyes” the gingerbread cookies in that website looked super amazing!!!

Ingredients: 
Gingerbread Cookies (Makes about 50 cookies)

  • Flour – 400gm + (more for dusting)
  • Butter – 125gm
  • Sugar – 100gm 
  • Golden syrup – 100ml
  • Baking Powder – 2 teaspoon 
  • Ginger Powder – 11/2 teaspoon
  • Cinnamon Power – a pinch 

 
Royal Icing (without meringue powder):

  • Egg white – 1 
  • Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon
  • Icing Sugar  - 100-150gm
  • Vanilla – 1 teaspoon

Method
Gingerbread Cookies:

  • In a large bowl, Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. 
  • Add the golden syrup and mix well. 
  • In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking powder, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder and ginger powder. 
  • Sift the dry ingredients into the wet mix (butter, sugar, golden syrup). Mix until it forms a ball.
  • Chill the cookie dough for about 1 hour. 
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees celsius. 
  • On a well floured surface, roll out the cookie dough to the thickness you like (mine i think i rolled out to about 5 mm). 
  • Coat the cookie cutters with flour and cut them up and line them on a baking tray. 
  • I used the scalloped circle, hexagon, christmas tree, gingerbread man  and star cookie cutters. The circle cutter i cut in small holes using a plastic straw, these are the christmas tree decorations. 
  • Bake the cookies for about 8-10 minutes. 
  • Once baked, let them cool on a cooling rack. 

Royal Icing:

  • In a large glass bowl, add the egg white and lemon juice and whisk until fluffy and soft peaks forms (using a hand mixer for about 5-8 minutes). 
  • Sift in the icing sugar, whisk again for another 7-10 minutes. 
  • Add the vanilla into the icing and beat again for about a minute. 
  • you can add moe icing sugar based on the consistency you want for the icing. 
  • Pour the icing into a piping bag and decorate the cookies as you like!! 

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