This fail-proof recipe for Gingerbread Cookies is a must do on your holiday list. Bring out the cookie cutters and strap the aprons on the kids. Don’t miss the easy-peasy icing; you can play around with colours too, if you like! This batch makes about 25 medium-sized cookies.
- 1.5 cups Maida
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon dried ginger powder (Sunth)
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- a pinch of salt
- ½ cup butter (at room temperature)
- ¼ cup raw sugar
- ¼ cup molasses or liquid jaggery
- ½ an egg, beaten lightly
- grated zest of one lime
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup icing sugar
- Juice of 1 lime
- In a mixing bowl, place the maida, baking soda, baking powder, ginger powder, cinnamon powder, clove powder, and salt and mix well using a whisk. Keep aside.
- In a stand mixer, place the butter and sugar and beat well until combined and light (you can do this in a mixing bowl with a whisk as well).
- Next, add egg (beat one whole egg but only use half) and the molasses and beat again until combined.
- Now, add the lime zest and vanilla and mix again, briefly.
- Tip in the dry ingredients and mix on low speed until the dough comes together. You should be able to shape it into a ball but it should not be too soft.
- If the mixture is too crumbly even when pressed into a ball, add a few drops of milk and mix again.
- Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface and cut into desired shapes.
- Place on a baking tray lined with parchment, slightly apart.
- Bake at 180 degrees centigrade for 8-10 minutes until browned (they will firm up as they cool).
- Cool completely.
- Meanwhile, make the icing by simply mixing the icing sugar and lime juice together to get a dropping consistency.
- Fill the icing into a piping bag and snip off the tiniest possible corner. Decorate the cooled cookies and leave the cookies undisturbed for an hour for the icing to set.
- Store in an airtight box for 15-20 days.
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