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Gingerbread cookies

2 December, 2013 — 2 Comments

Look at this wonderful gingerbread town! Wouldn`t it be just the perfect centerpiece on the Christmas table?

Here is the recipe to delicious tasting gingerbread cookies. You can create your own town or regular gingerbread men, hearts to hang in the window, stars or other creative shapes.

Put some Christmas music on and combined with the smell of melting sugar, cinnamon and cloves you`ll get into the spirit of the season in no time.

What you need:

* 250 g sugar
* 2 dl light syrup
* 1 tbsp cinnamon
* 1/2 tbsp ground ginger
* 1/4 tbsp ground cloves
* 250 g butter
* 1 tbsp baking soda
* 2 eggs
* 800 g flour

What you do:

Have sugar and syrup in a small pan and heat up while stirring. Ad cinnamon, cloves and ginger – stirring all the time.
Ad the baking soda.
Have the butter in a separate bowl and pour the hot syrup mix over the butter. Stir, stir, stir till the butter is melted and the batter is cold. Whisk the eggs together and mix the batter. Now you ad the flour a little at a time till you reach the wished for consistency of the dough. You might end up using less flour than I have put in this recipe. Let the dough rest in the fridge for some hours – preferably over night.

Preheat the oven to 180°c /350°F.
Take the dough out of the fridge and on to a table covered with a little flour (so it doesn`t stick onto the table). Roll out and cut into desire shapes.
Bake in oven for about 10-15 minutes depending on the sizes of the shapes. Watch them closely towards the end!
Let the cookies rest on the baking tray for a couple of minutes before removing.

Repeat this task when the cookie jar is empty or wait till next Christmas. ;)
Happy holidays!