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Referring to Christmas, it is impossible not to mention sweet and warm dishes. And ginger biscuits with lovely shapes are classic cakes that are loved by everyone during the year-end festival. Let’s find out how to make this delicious cake with Thedrunkenpot!

Nutritional value of gingerbread cookies

In addition to warming the body, improving respiratory diseases, ginger contains chemical components that inhibit the production of prostaglandins that cause arthritis, helping to reduce pain in the elderly.

In addition, ginger also contains a lot of antioxidants, which help eliminate free radicals from the body. Regular use of ginger will help prevent cancer and anti-aging.

Gingerbread is also a source of sodium for the body. Sodium is an essential nutrient, necessary for fluid balance and nervous system function.

Ingredients to prepare to make gingerbread cookies

With the amount of ingredients in the recipe below, you can make about 20 cookies, but depending on the size and shape of the cake mold, the quantity may vary.

Main material

  • 360 grams of flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 170g soft butter
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Materials used for decoration

  • About 970g of powdered sugar
  • 80ml condensed milk
  • 2 egg whites
  • Food coloring (optional)
  • Candy, colored nuggets, and other decorations

Tools to prepare

Steps to make gingerbread cookies

Prepare the dough

Step 1: In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

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Mix flour with ingredients (Source: wikihow.com)

Step 2: Mix softened butter with brown sugar. Use a whisk or whisk to beat the two ingredients together until the mixture is light and fluffy.

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Mix butter and brown sugar (Source: wikihow.com)

Step 3: When the butter and brown sugar mixture is combined, proceed to the bowl with 1/2 cup of molasses, 1 egg, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. Mix thoroughly, sweeping down the sides of the bowl several times to ensure that the ingredients are fully combined.

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Mix well until the ingredients are completely blended (Source: wikihow.com)

Step 4: To make the dough, combine the flour mixture with the butter mixture. Using a wooden spoon, slowly stir the flour mixture with the butter mixture to ensure that they are evenly mixed. When the ingredients are completely mixed together, it will form a hard dough.

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Mix the flour and butter together (Source: wikihow.com)

Step 5: Cover the dough with cling film and place in the fridge for at least 4 hours, but it’s best to leave it overnight.

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Leave the dough in the fridge overnight (Source: wikihow.com)

Baking steps

Step 1: When you have finished preparing the cake dough, proceed to preheat the oven to about 175 degrees Celsius.

Step 2: Take the dough out of the fridge and let it sit at room temperature for 5 to 10 minutes until the dough is soft enough to roll without tearing or cracking.

Step 3: Sprinkle a little flour on the rolling surface to prevent the dough from sticking. Place the dough on a flat surface and sprinkle more flour over the top of the dough before rolling it out with a rolling pin to about 6.35 mm thick.

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Use a rolling pin to roll the dough to a thickness of about 6.35 mm (Source: wikihow.com)

Step 4: Using a stainless steel cookie cutter, the traditional gingerbread cookie is shaped like a human, but you can choose any shape you like.

If you don’t have a mold available, you can place an object of similar shape on top of the dough and cut it with a knife.

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You can use molds with many different shapes to cut cakes (Source: wikihow.com)

Step 5: Place the cake on a sheet of non-stick parchment paper. Note that each cake should be placed at least 2.5 cm apart while baking, to avoid the cake from expanding and sticking to each other. It usually takes 10 to 15 minutes for the cake to cook evenly. However, depending on the thickness when rolling the dough and the size of the cake, the time may vary.

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Bake the cake in the oven for 10 to 15 minutes (Source: wikihow.com)

Step 6: Remove the entire cake pan from the oven and let cool at room temperature for 1 to 2 minutes. After cooling the cookies for a few minutes on the baking sheet, use a spatula to transfer them to a rack. Letting the cake cool completely will take about 20 to 30 minutes before you start decorating.

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Place the cake on the rack for about 20 to 30 minutes to cool completely (Source: wikihow.com)

Steps to decorate the cake

Step 1: Using a large bowl, mix together 970g of powdered sugar, condensed milk, and 2 large egg whites. If using a whisk, set it to low, beat until the mixture is smooth white and thick enough to fit in a piping bag.

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Beat until the mixture thickens and has a smooth white color (Source: wikihow.com)

Step 2: Add food coloring if desired. Add a few drops of food coloring to the ice cream mixture if desired before placing in the piping bag.

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You can add arbitrary colors to the decorative cream (Source: wikihow.com)

Step 3: Put the ice cream you just made into an ice cream bag. Once the consistency is just right, put the whipped cream in a piping bag. It is recommended to use a bag with a plastic or stainless steel head in front to make it easier to decorate.

Step 4: Surround the cake with icing or draw any shape you like on top of the cake.

Step 5: Use the cream as glue, place candies or sprinkle with colored nuggets to decorate.

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Decorate the cake with cream and candy or colored nuggets of your choice (Source: wikihow.com)

Finished product requirements and how to decorate gingerbread cookies

Cookies should be crispy and spongy. When baking is complete, the cakes should not stick together. The cream is beautifully decorated and does not melt.

How to enjoy gingerbread cookies

After decorating, you should put the cake back in the refrigerator for about 5 minutes so that the ice cream is completely frozen and ready to enjoy. You can serve the cake with tea or coffee for extra flavor. Gingerbread cookies are a great dessert for a warm winter evening.

Note when making gingerbread cookies

  • Before rolling, you should divide the dough into two parts so that it is easier to roll and the dough does not get too soft outside the refrigerator.
  • Cakes should be allowed to cool completely before decorating so that the cream doesn’t melt.
  • You can let the dough rest for up to two days in the refrigerator before baking.

Christmas is coming, gather with family and enjoy sweet gingerbread cookies that will make your winter warmer. Follow Thedrunkenpot soon to own this great recipe!

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