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Christmassy Gingerbread Cookies

 Christmassy Gingerbread Cookies

Christmas is just around the corner, and no flavor symbolizes the holidays quite like gingerbread! And aren’t we all looking out for the best Gingerbread Cookie recipe? Not only are they delicious , spicy and taste like Christmas, they make for a fun activity with the kiddies!

Check out this wonderful recipe, shared with me, again, by my best friend, best pastry cheffe, M ❤

 

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Butter (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2/3 cup Date Molasses
  • 3 cups Flour
  • 2 tbs powdered Ginger
  • 2 tbs powdered Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground Cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground Nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp Baking soda

How to Make It

Step 1

Into a mixer add the butter sugar and mix together

Step 2

Add the egg and the Date Molasses and mix again until the mixture is homogeneous 

Step 3

Add the dry ingredients; flour, spices, salt and baking soda and mix until the dough holds together

Step 4

Roll out two sheets of cling film, divide the dough in half and wrap each ball with cling film

Refrigerate for at least 2 hours

Step 5

Pre heat the oven to 177°C (350F)

Step 6

On a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of about 0.5cm 

Use your favorite cookie cutter and cut out the cookies

Step 7

Place the cookies onto a baking tray, previously lined with parchment paper, spacing out the cookies as they will expand slightly in size

Bake the cookies for 8 minutes

Step 8

Remove the tray from the oven and wait a whole minute before placing the cookies onto a cooling rack

Serve with a glass of chilled Oat milk, and don’t forget to leave some out for Santa on Christmas eve ❤

 

Where did this recipe originate from:

Gingerbread Cookies In Medieval England, the term gingerbread simply meant preserved ginger. It wasn’t applied to the desserts we are familiar with until the 15th century. Gingerbread houses originated in Germany during the 16th century. The elaborate cookie-walled houses, decorated with foil in addition to gold leaf, became associated with Christmas tradition. Their popularity rose when the Brothers Grimm wrote the story of Hansel and Gretel, in which the main characters stumble upon a house made entirely of treats deep in the forest. It is unclear whether or not gingerbread houses were a result of the popular fairy tale, or vice versa.

Did you know:

Do you know why we leave cookies out for Santa? It all started because of the Great Depression. It wasn’t standard practice to leave cookies and milk out for Santa Claus until the 1930s. Historians posit that it was something parents encouraged children to do in order to teach them how to share and be charitable during a time of economic depression. The tradition stuck and Santa’s pants have never fit the same.

 

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