GINGER BREAD MAN COOKIES
“Run, run as fast as you can!You can’t catch me, I’am the gingerbread man!”
I was so fascinated by this fictional character, not because of its stories, but for the kind of apearances it makes in baked goodies. Gingerbread man cookies – every second food blogger around the world must be having it’s recipe in their kitty. I wanted to follow suit and here I’am featuring him in my Christmas bakes. Ginger flavoured, mildly spiced, crisp and cute! These cookies taste awesome as it is or you may fancy some decoration over it. Steady hands and steady kids is what you need to get that perfect icing, both of which I lack 😀
Blame it on the holiday season, I had my sons running around me to grab gingerbread man’s arms and legs. “Mom, this one’s got a wicked nose! This has a twisted arm, this one’s too brown!”- pop go the cookies into the mouth! And when I frown, “Don’t you want your slices n spices to look good??”, was the reply 😀 I could barely manage to decorate a few.
These eggless recipe has been adapted and slightly modified from Veggieful.
Ingredients: (yields around 20-25 big sized cookies)
- Plain flour- 2 ¼ cup
- Finely grated ginger- 1 tablespoon
- Cinnamon -1 teaspoon
- Brown sugar- ¾ cup (refer note 1)
- Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon
- Butter ( melted, at room temperature) – 3/4 cup
- Honey- ¼ cup
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees celsius and line a big baking tray with baking paper.
- Whisk melted butter and sugar until well combined.
- Add all remaining ingredients to the same bowl and knead until combined into a ball of dough.
- Lightly flour a surface.
- Roll the dough out onto the floured surface and use cookie cutters to make your desired gingerbread men shapes.
- Place the gingerbread men on to the baking trays and bake for 10 minutes until lightly browned (refer note 2).
- Allow to cool and ice/frost as desired.
1.You can use white granulated sugar in place of brown, the cookies will be a tad lighter shade.
2.Though the original recipe stated 15 minutes baking time, my cookies started to darken and I had to remove them earlier. Monitor the first batch of cookies, note down the time and remove when they just start to turn dark. Mine took approximately ten minutes.
I used melted white chocolate and dark chocolate for piping, some tooty fruity and sprinkles to decorate the cookies. you can use gems, or just sprinkle some icicng sugar on it.