Friday, 9 December 2005

Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

Had wanted to try baking these colourful and interesting Christmas Gingerbread Cookies for very long time. After sourcing the Christmas Cookie Cutters, we managed to give it a try today......and it's really fun in making it.......


Ingredients:
125g Butter
100g Brown Sugar
1 Egg Yolk
375g Plain Flour
1 Teaspoon Bicarbonate Of Soda
1.5 Teaspoons Ground Ginger
1 Teaspoon Cinnamon Powder
125ml Golden Syrup

Methods On Gingerbread Man:
1. Sift all the dry ingredients in a big bowl and set aside for later used.
2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then add in egg yolk, beat well.
3. Gradually add sifted dry ingredients and golden syrup, mix well.
4. Knead dough on lightly floured surface until smooth; cover, refrigerate 30 minutes.
5. Roll dough between sheets of baking paper until 4mm think, cut out cookies using specially shaped cutter.
6. Lift carefully on to lightly greased oven trays. Bake at 180°C for 15 minutes; cool on trays.
7. When cold, decorate biscuits with coloured royal icing fill it into a small plastic bag and snip off the corner so that it makes a piping bag.
8. Pipe mouth and features on to gingerbread men with the royal icing and other cookies then decorate with colourful bits.



Decoration Bits:
Chocolate Rice
Thousands and one
Rainbow Rice
Royal Icing:
1½ Cups Pure Icing Sugar
1 Egg White
2 To 4 Drops Lemon Juice

Methods:
1. Royal icing: Sift icing sugar. Beat egg white lightly in a small bowl, using a wooden spoon.
2. Add icing sugar one tablespoonful at a time, beating well after each addition. When icing reaches desired consistency, beat in lemon juice.
3. Amount of icing sugar required depends on size of egg white. Posted by Picasa


2 comments:

  1. Hi ellena

    Can i subsitute golden syrup with light corn syrup?

    Cheers
    Winnie

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  2. Hi Winnie,

    So sorry I am not sure about whether could you replace it to light corn syrup but then i guess it's no harm trying it :)Cos mb golden syrup do provide a better colour and fragrant to the cookies compare to the corn syrup.HTH :)

    Regards
    Ellena

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