Gingerbread men

Gingerbread men

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Ingredients

160g sugar

350g flour

Pinch of salt

2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/2 tsp clove powder

1 tsp freshly grated ginger

1/2 tsp baking powder

150g butter

1 egg

150g honey


Preparation

In a bowl, sift sugar and flour together While mixing with hand or stand mixer, add spices, baking powder, cold butter cut into cubes and honey. Your dough must look crumbly Add the egg and mix again until your dough becomes a ball Wrap in plastic wrap and let firm up in fridge for at least an hour Once ready, flatten with rolling pin and cut out the gingerbread men with cookie cutters Bake for 10 to 15 minutes in a preheated 350• oven Let cookies completely cool before decorating.

 ICING

1 egg white

150g icing sugar

Directions:

Beat egg white until it forms soft peaks Slowly incorporate the icing sugar until it is well blended and makes a thick paste Add a few drops of food colouring if desired and use a piping bag with small nozzle to decorate your cookies

*You can find tree, snowflake and gingerbread men cookie cutters at Quincaillerie Dante. 


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