"Run, run as fast as you can! You can't catch me. I'm the gingerbread man!"
So taunted the Gingerbread Man as he ran away from his many pursuers. That's right, it's cookie time! I'm getting into the holiday spirit with freshly baked gingerbread cookies! These cookies blend a heavenly combination of cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg with just a hint of vanilla that not only tastes fantastic, but gives off a warm Christmas-y fragrance in the kitchen that will have everyone drooling.
The dough is easy to make, and fairly easy to work with if you remember to flour your surface and tools well. I managed to get about two dozen cookies from this batch, which I decorated gave away to some very appreciative cookie munchers. I didn't attempt it myself, but this gingerbread cookie recipe is also perfect for building your own gingerbread house structures, since it crisps up and dries so nicely. Just remember to roll it out a bit thicker for construction purposes.
What you'll need
What to do
These cookies can be eaten alone, dusted with sugar, or decorated with your favourite icing and candies for an extra special artistic treat. I used a royal icing (pasteurized egg white and confectioners sugar) with just a pinch of vanilla sugar mixed in. I sent a pile of these off to my husband's office, where they were gobbled up with glee.
And there you have it! If you make this recipe yourself, be sure to post photos on my Facebook page, Quite Chefy, or leave a comment below and remember to share the recipe with your friends. A printable version of the recipe can be found here. You can also contact me via email, Twitter and Instagram!
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Until next time, lovelies, stay warm, and stay Chefy!
Hey there! My name is Lea, and I'm a Canadian Culinary student trying to survive chef life in Denmark. I want to share my journey, and some great food and experiences with others. I believe that anyone can be quite chefy!