Saturday, 21 December 2019

Gingerbread Cookies (Egg free, APF free, Molasses free)

Christmas special perfectly spiced eggless cookies using wheat flour which are soft in the centers, crisp on the edges



Christmas is a religious holiday celebrating the birth of Jesus as well as a cultural and commercial event. And this year ending celebration is only 4 days to go !! It is the most wonderful time of the year to gather the ones we love near and spread cheer with the most decadent, indulgent and unforgettable meals and sweet treats. Everyone is geared up to enjoy with own Christmas traditions starting from the humble Christmas cake to cookies to lots more.



Recently in my previous post I have shared a Swedish Christmas special baked dish as Saffron Sweet bun aka Lussebulle / Lussekatt. Those are completely vegan buns which are flavored with saffrons and dotted with raisins with the reversed 'S' shape. One can try also these : 



Although every year the gingerbread cookies I make during these period of the year, Still I have not added in my blog 😀 So today's post is all about that. Christmas seems to incomplete without a big batch of gingerbread dishes at my place. We enjoyed this in many way like cake, biscotti, cookies, drinks etc. I have already shared the Gingerbread Biscotties on my blog last year on Christmas. Molasses, one of the main ingredient of gingerbread is not available at my place most of the time, so I always prefer to use either honey or jaggery syrup in these baked goodies. In this gingerbread biscotties I had used jaggery syrup and in today's post for gingerbread cookies I am using honey.




Basically the recipe is quite easy, simple and one of the most popular Christmas cookie during this time of a year all over the world. The spices used here gives the cookies a nice flavor and particularly during the baking, the aroma is just amazing !! he chilling part of the dough is fully recommended, else while baking the cookies will start to spread and the exact shape will vanish. Keeping a healthy note, I have used wheat flour instead of all purpose flour / maida. In spices, mainly powder of cinnamon, dry ginger, nutmeg and cloves are used. After baking the cookies, I love to have these as it is and my boy love to have with a glass of milk. But one can go for decorating these. The decorating part can be using quick powdered sugar icing, royal icing or any other kind of frosting as per choice. The cookies are slightly crisp on the edges but centers are soft and chewy. So do prepare these Christmas beauties as the celebration time is coming so fast !


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Gingerbread Cookies (Egg free, APF free, Molasses free)


Gingerbread Cookies (Egg free, APF free, Molasses free)
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prep time: 10 Mcook time: 10 Mtotal time: 20 M
Christmas special perfectly spiced eggless cookies using wheat flour which are soft in the centers, crisp on the edges

ingredients:

  • Wheat flour 1 cup + 3 tbsp
  • Brown Sugar 1/4 cup
  • Honey 1/4 cup
  • Butter 1/4 cup
  • Baking Powder 1/2 tsp
  • Baking Soda 1/2 tsp
  • Salt 1/4 tsp
  • Dry ginger Powder 1 tsp
  • Cinnamon Powder 1/2 tsp
  • Nutmeg Powder 1/2 tsp

instructions:

How to cook Gingerbread Cookies (Egg free, APF free, Molasses free)

  1. In a mixing bowl first take butter, brown sugar and mix well till a creamy smooth texture.
  2. Then add honey and mix again.
  3. Sieve wheat flour, baking soda, baking powder, dry ginger powder, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder, salt and add to the butter-sugar mixture.
  4. Mix everything to get a smooth and soft (little sticky type) dough.
  5. Wrap the dough and keep in refrigerator to firm for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  6. Then take out from the refrigerator and let it stand for 5 minutes at room temperature so that it softens slightly and becomes easy to roll.
  7. Meanwhile preheat the oven at 180 deg C.
  8. Divide the dough into two parts first.
  9. Place a parchment paper on work surface and put one part of the dough.
  10. Cover the dough with another parchment paper and start to roll out the dough to a thickness of about ¼ inch.
  11. Now peel the top parchment paper and using any cookie cutter, cut out the cookies.
  12. With the help of a flat spatula, transfer the the cookies onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper keeping about 1 inch space in between.
  13. Collect all the scrapes after cutting with the cookie cutter, shape into a dough, roll and cut again in above mentioned steps.
  14. If the baking tray is full, then put the tray in the oven and bake for 9-10 minutes.
  15. Transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool.
  16. Similarly make cookies from rest dough.
  17. After cooling to room temperature, decorate the cookies using icing if desired else store these gingerbread cookies in an air-tight container to serve later !

NOTES:

The dough will be a little sticky kind. If it is too sticky, then add little amount of flour (add first 1 tbsp flour and more if needed). If it is too tight, then sprinkle little amount of water at a time. I have used honey here. One can use molasses or jaggery syrup instead of that. Use salt if the butter used here is not salty one.
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10 comments:

  1. These gingerbread cookies are just too cute. Love the presentation and also the fact that no molasses is required as its quite difficult to source it.

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  2. Loved this simple, easy, and perfect gingerbread cookies recipe. Will try it soon.

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  3. The cute ginger bread cookies on my to do list since long. Your post has tempted me to try them soon.
    Lovely pics.

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  4. Gingerbread cookies looking absolutely stunning and you have captured them beautifully. Worth trying recipe coming Christmas.

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  5. These gingerbread cookies are awesome, I am sure the aroma must have filled the house entirely while baking. Christmas holidays won't get complete without these cookies. I wish I could grab some of these. Great recipe.

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  6. These gingerbread cookies are awesome, I am sure the aroma must have filled the house entirely while baking. Christmas holidays won't get complete without these cookies. I wish I could grab some of these. Great recipe.

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  7. The cookies look awesome and I love the way you have presented them. This is a must during the holiday season and kids really enjoy making them.

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  8. Gingerbread cookies looks fabulous. Its great you made it egg less.

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  9. I love simple and tasty Christmas cookies recipes as already have too much too do during this time of the year. These looks so cute and yummy.

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  10. These cooks are simply irresistible, they look so fab and will be a big hit at home. Lovely share Sasmita.

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