Recipe For Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

17.12.2012

Christmas gingerbread cookies are delicious. The smell of gingerbread is a smell of Christmas. Actually, I bake gingerbread cookies every Christmas because of that lovely smell. And Christmas songs. Yes! They and baking gingerbread cookies belong definitely together!

I like to eat gingerbreads but most of all I like gingerbread dough. One year I made only dough and not gingerbread cookies at all. I just let the dough be in a refrigerator and ate it little by little. Maybe some year we`ll do that again – so eagerly was Unna eating the dough this year 😉

There are different kind of Christmas gingerbread cookies. This recipe I got from my mom and it’s my favorite.

Christmas gingerbread cookies recipe

(In Finnish this recipe is called “Paraisten piparkakut”)

1,5 dl syrup

3 dl sugar

250 g butter

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp ginger (powdered)

2 tsp clove (powdered)

1 tbsp powdered bitter orange peel

2 eggs

1 tsp salt

3 tsp baking soda

7,5 dl wheat flour

  • Add syrup, sugar, butter, cinnamon, ginger, clove and powdered bitter orange peel to a kettle.
  • Heat up the kettle. Stir as long as the ingredients have mixed with each other and the mixture has reached a boiling point (Note! Stop when the mixture starts actually to boil).
  • Let the mixture cool down.
  • Whip the mixture for a while.
  • Add the eggs one at a time and whip in between.
  • Mix salt, baking soda and wheat flour with each other. Add them little by little while whipping the dough.
  • Cover the dough and put it to a refrigerator. Let it stay there overnight.
  • Roll the dough. Use wheat flour to prevent it sticking. Make gingerbread cookies with cookie molds.
  • Bake in 200 °C about 5 minutes.

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