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.
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
- 1 – Egg white
- 1.5 cups – Icing sugar (sifted twice)
- Melted white chocolate
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!