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How to Cook Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies are traditionally made in Germany for Christmas. Cook them anytime, and let some Christmas into the house right now!

Difficulty Level: Average      Time Required: 30 min

 Here’s How:

  1. Heat 3/4 cup honey, 3/8 cup sugar and 2 tbsp butter in a saucepan until smooth.
  2. Stir in ginger, black pepper, ground cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, coriander and nutmeg (a pinch of each).
  3. Let cool.
  4. Sift 2 cups flour into a bowl, add the honey mass and one egg yolk. Mix well.
  5. Dissolve 1 tsp baking soda in 1 tbsp warm water and add to the mixture. 
  6. Knead in 1 cup flour to make a firm dough.
  7. Heat the oven to 160 C. 
  8. Roll out the dough to 1 cm thick.
  9. Cut out your favorite figures and place on a greased baking sheet.
  10. Bake for 10-12 min and let cool.
  11. For icing mix 4 tbsp sugar, 1 tsp lemon juice and 1 tsp water.
  12. Decorate the cookies when cool.


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