Gingerbread (Tasty Gifts)

Gingerbreads are usually exchanged for Christmas or New Year.  They are given a different form, they are hung on a Christmas tree as a sweet toy.

GINGERBREAD

INGREDIENTS

For gingerbreads

  • Wheat flour TM Khutorok – 3 tbs,
  • Baking powder – 1,5 tsp,
  • Baking soda – 3/4 tsp,
  • Salt,
  • Ground ginger – 1 tsp,
  • Cinnamon ground – 2 h  .,
  • Cloves ground,
  • Butter – 6 tablespoons,
  • Sugar – 150-200g,
  • Egg – 1 pc,
  • Molasses/- 0.5 st,
  • Vanilla sugar – 1 sachet,
  • Lemon peel – 1 tsp.  

DIRECTIONS

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves until well blended.
  2. In a large bowl beat butter, brown sugar, and egg on medium speed until well blended.
  3. Add molasses, vanilla, and lemon zest and continue to mix until well blended.
  4. Gradually stir in dry ingredients until blended and smooth.
  5. Divide dough in half and wrap each half in plastic and let stand at room temperature for at least 2 hours or up to 8 hours..
  6. Preheat oven to 375 deg. Prepare baking sheets by lining with parchment paper.
  7. Grease or line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  8. Place 1 portion of the dough on a lightly floured surface.
  9. Sprinkle flour over dough and rolling pin.
  10. Roll dough to a scant 1/4-inch thick.
  11. Use additional flour to avoid sticking.
  12. Cut out cookies with desired cutter– the ginger bread man is our favorite of course.
  13. Space cookies 1 1/2-inches apart.
  14. Bake 1 sheet at a time for 7-10 minutes (the lower time will give you softer cookies– very good!).
  15. Remove cookie sheet from oven and allow the cookies to stand until the cookies are firm enough to move to a wire rack.
  16. After cookies are cool you may decorate them any way you like.
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