Ginger and Cinnamon Christmas Cookies – #EffeBlogmas

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Ginger and Cinnamon Christmas Cookies – #EffeBlogmas

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Hello everyone, I can’t believe that Christmas is almost here! December has gone by soo quickly for me, that I hardly had the time to buy Christmas presents ( I actually have to buy a few more ). Anyway, like I promised here comes a super Christmassy post for you. I worked so hard on this one, i really hope that you are going to enjoy it.Every Christmas I try to bake the perfect Christmas cookies, and I have to be honest this year I found the perfect recipe. These cookies are the cutest cookies I’ve ever made in my entire life. I am soo proud of them. They taste as good as they look, I promise. The recipe is pretty simple, the hardest part is definetly the decoration, but you can pretty much decorate them as you want. I used royal icing mixed with some food colouring, but you can also decorate them with nutella or even live them as they are because they taste delicious.

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Ingredients:

For the cookie dough

  • 500 gr flour
  • 150 gr butter
  • 3 tbs honey
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • milk as needed
  • 100 gr sugar
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 150 gr powdered sugar

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For the Royal Icing

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 150 gr powdered sugar

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Method: Put in a pan the butter and honey and stir until melted. Sift in a bowl the flour, baking powder and the spices. Stir well to combine. Pour into the bowl the honey and butter mixture and start kneading. Beat the eggs with the sugar and add to the mixture. Keep kneading until you have a soft ball of dough. Wrap the ball in cling film and let it cool in the fridge for at least 30 minutes. Flour your work surface and roll out the dough using a rolling pin. Take your moulds and press them lightly on the dough. Once you’ve cut all your cookies place them on a baking tray covered in parchment paper. Cook in the oven for 15 minutes at 180 C°.

To make the frosting: put into a bowl the egg white and the powered sugar. Add in the lemon juice and mix together until white and sticky. Add food couring and pipe it onto the cookies.

I also decorate my cookie with sprinkles and coconut flakes.

Remember to tweet me #EffeBlogmas if you try this recipe or you can send me a picture on instagram @TheHotMessBlog!

I hope you enjoyed!

XOXO

Effe

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