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Ring in Christmas early with these gingerbread cookies (recipe inside)

Christmas and gingerbread cookies go hand in hand -- are you ready to bake some?

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | December 18, 2020 6:20:48 pm
Do you like gingerbread cookies? (Photo: Pixabay)

With this being the last weekend before Christmas, it ought to be special! So how about making cute gingerbread cookies with your loved ones today? These cut-out cookies are simple to make, taste delicious and are all things happy.

In case you would like to try, check out this eggless, no-molasses, gingerbread cookies recipe by Youtuber and baker Shivesh Bhatia.

Ingredients

For cookie dough

  • 1 cup – Maida or all-purpose flour
  • 3.5 tbsp – Warm milk
  • 1 tsp – Orange zest
  • ½ cup – Brown sugar
  • ⅛ tsp – Ground cloves
  • 1 tsp – Baking powder
  • ¼ tsp – Cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp – Ginger powder
  • ½ cup – Softened butter
  • 1 cup – Atta
  • ½ tsp – Baking soda
  • ¼ cup – Jaggery
  • 1 tsp – Vanilla

For icing

  • 1 – Egg white
  • 1.5 cups – Icing sugar (sifted twice)
  • Melted white chocolate

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 170*C. Meanwhile, in a bowl, mix softened butter, brown sugar and jaggery. Whisk until it is fluffy and then add vanilla along with orange zest.

Next, mix all the dry ingredients together — all-purpose flour, atta, baking powder, baking soda and the spices.

Now knead the dry ingredients into a dough. But use warm milk to knead it together.

Once done, wrap it in a clean sheet and refrigerate for 10-15 minutes.

Roll out the dough using a rolling pin and keep the thickness around ¼ inches. Then take your favourite cookie cutter and shape it out the dough.

Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges become golden brown. Allow them to cool down before you lift them up from the tray.

Finally, it’s time for icing! Beat the egg whites in a large bowl. Add sifted icing sugar, half a cup at a time, as you continue to whisk until you have achieved the desired consistency.

Just in case the icing is still runny, continue to add sugar. Transfer it into a cone bag and decorate as you like!

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