Gingerbread cookies is an indispensable dish at Christmas. The scent of butter, honey, orange essential oil, and especially the smell of ginger will make you fall in love without hesitation. Take a bite, you will feel like the moderate sweetness and mild spicy of ginger is melting in your mouth. Gingerbread cookies are often decorated in humanoid shapes, pine trees, or bow shapes, and believe us, you may enjoy watching them a little longer before eating.
Sieve the wheat flour into a large bowl. Then add cinnamon powder, ginger powder, clove powder, nutmeg, and salt into the bowl and mix them finely.
When peanut butter becomes soft, add it and dark sugar into the bowl and use the electric mixer to mix them until the mixture becomes soft and smooth.
Add a chicken egg, corn syrup, and vanilla into the bowl and continue to mix them. However, we can replace corn syrup with honey.
Next, add the mixture of wheat flour at step 1 into the bowl of the mixture at step 3 and knead. Knead continuously until it becomes a soft dough.
Divide the dough into 2 parts and use the food wrapper to cover them and let them at the cool compartment in the fridge for at least 2 hours or overnight.
After that, take them out and then roll them into 3-milliliter-thick layers. Next, use the molds with different shapes to press the dough to shape the cookies. Put the parchment paper onto the baking tray and place these shaped cookies onto the tray. Turn on the oven at 180 degrees Celsius and then put the baking tray in the oven to bake these cookies for 10 – 15 minutes.
After they are baked completely, let them cook in 5 minutes to make them crispy.
Make the mixture to decorate these cookies: add fresh milk into the bowl of powdered sugar and mix them finely until the mixture becomes relatively condensed. Finally, draw and thing we like on the surface of these cookies.
Place them on beautiful plates or beautiful boxes and enjoy.
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