Simple gingerbread recipe

Simple gingerbread recipe




To cook a gingerbread on this recipe even a novice Cook. Traditional Christmas delicacy turns out unusually tasty and beautiful.



  • 1 cup soft butter
  • ½ Cup brown sugar
  • cup honey
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ TSP ground cloves
  • 2 cups flour



  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar or corn syrup
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • food coloring if desired



Preheat oven to 350° f and prepare the baking pan.

Whisk together soft butter with sugar. Then add the honey and stir to homogeneity. If you want the gingerbread was a full-bodied flavor and dark color, use buckwheat honeyMix the spices and baking soda and add to the dough. You can adjust the composition of the spices. For example, replace cloves nutmeg and add a pinch ofground cardamom. The only inviolable rule: Ginger should always beIn the small portions add the sifted flour. When the dough becomes homogeneous, divide it into several parts.

Now roll each part into a sheet thickness of 2.5 cm. Wrap sheets food foil and send it in the fridge for 12 hours (a week)If you skip this step and put in the fridge test pieces, you have to suffer after.When sheeting cooled mass will crumble and crack. You need to be pretty long mashing her hands.

Remove from the refrigerator test plate, roll them up to a thickness of 47 mm. Cut out the gingerbread molds, place on a baking tray and bake for 1215 minutes.


Prepare glaze

While preparing biscuits, make the glaze. Mix in a Bowl a tablespoon of milk, syrup, then add the remaining milk. Pour the liquid into the icing sugar, stir until the homogeneity and, if necessary, add a little milk.

If you prefer, you can pour a little lemon juice, but after milk mixes with powdered sugar, otherwise it may be curtailed due to the acid.

The icing should not be too liquid. Drop should retain its shape. If you want tomake colored frosting, spread the finished blend into different bowls and add food coloring to each of the selected color.

The finished gingerbread let cool and decorate with frosting. If you don’t havea pastry bag or a pastry syringe with a special nozzle, you can simply apply the icing all over the surface of cookies or twist the bag of baking paper and neatly display patterns. Face paint cookies leave on the table until the glaze is not up.

You can decorate this Christmas cookies to decorate the fir as wrapped in bright candy wrappers Cherry Chocolate Truffles

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