Today is the day. From today to Christmas Eve we will share with you our recipes from the Christmas Eve Table. And we are starting with the house classic otherwise known as gingerbread cookies.
This recipe you can do a month before Christmas and store the gingerbread cookies in an airtight container (add a slice of apple to them) as they continue to be soft and delicious weeks later.
But we must say one thing, if we succeed, we will be impressed. But why you say? Because they are so delicious that they disappear almost immediately after being taken out of the oven.
We personally do a few servings every year because all friends and family are asks for them. Do not worry, you can do it even on Christmas Eve and they will also be perfect as ever.
We have not convinced you yet … Baking or decorating gingerbread is the perfect activity for the little ones, so if you have any kids at home for Christmas, it will be the perfect thing for them to be occupied with!
So roll up your sleeves and get to work!
Ingredients for gingerbread cookies:
- 600g of flour
- 300g of sugar
- 4 tbs of honey
- 3 tsp of baking soda
- 30 g of gingerbread spice (or Pumpkin Spice)
- 2 tbs of butter
- 2 eggs (+ additional 1-2 eggs to coat)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- About 0.5 glasses of milk at room temperature
- Sift the flour on a pastry board, pour heated up honey and mix it in with a knife. Stirring constantly, add sugar, soda
andspices in succession, followed by butter, eggs and vanilla extract.
- Gradually adding (1 tbs at a time) of milk knead the dough until it is medium hard and thick, but not sticking too much to your hands (you might not use all milk). Carefully knead it until it is smooth, for about 10 minutes.
- On a floured board, roll out the dough with a thickness of max. 0.5 cm. Mould the gingerbreads (we chose in the shape of a Christmas tree and a gingerbread man). Smear a beaten egg (preferably use a kitchen brush) and put on a baking tray lined with baking paper at intervals of about 2 cm from each other – gingerbreads will grow a little and we do not want them to stick together.
- Bake in an oven preheated to 180 degrees (top and bottom without hot air) for about 10 – 15 minutes, depending on the thickness of the dough.
Here you will find our other options for the Christmas table.