At the risk of repeating myself… Baking with my little one is always great fun and a rejuvenating experience. We do have our fights and arguments, but those endless banter keeps the kitchen so full of life. Glad that she finds comfort in spending time with me in the kitchen.
One more recipe that goes in as ‘memories for tomorrow’… Yay!
Now to the recipe – a quintessential Christmas treat, these Gingerbread men are uncomplicated to make, and great fun recipe to involve kids. This is adapted from http://www.laurainthekitchen.com I’ve halved the recipe and went egg-less with this one.
You need –
- All-purpose flour – 1.5 cups
- Brown sugar – 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons
- Ground cinnamon – 1.5 teaspoon
- Ground ginger – 2 teaspoons
- Salt –1/4 teaspoon
- Baking soda – 1/2 teaspoon
- Unsalted butter, 85 grams, cut into small cubes
- Maple syrup – 1/4 cup
- Milk – 1 tablespoon
How to –
In food processor process the flour, brown sugar, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, salt and baking soda till well combined. Add the butter cubes and continue to pulse till the mixture resembles fine crumbs.
To the food processor add the maple syrup and milk gradually and combine till the mixture clumps together. Remove the dough to slightly floured work surface and knead till smooth. Cover the dough with a cling rap and refrigerate for an hours.
Pre-heat the over to 180 C.
Roll the dough into a 1/4 inch thick on a floured surface. Using a cookie cutter, cut into gingerbread men shapes. Place them on the baking tray leaving a little gap between each.
Bake them for 12-15 minutes or till lightly golden.Remove and cool them for 10 minutes then on a wire rack..
When cooled completely decorate with royal icing.
30 thoughts on “Gingerbread Men Cookies”
Ginger bread men looking very delicious. Perfectly baked and perfect shape.
wow, we do cherish those baking hours 'for tmr', don't we? Cousy is looking nto the screen as i read this and jumps in excitement at those marvels! So pretty Rekha, and hugs to tthe lil baker!
Ginger bread men looks crispy and yummy !
Beautiful work…looks so perfect and neat.
Super cute 🙂
cute and lovely ginger men cookies…perfectly made rekha…
These looks delicious & perfect. Love to ur lil one
aaawww.. sssooo cute… 🙂 ur daughter would have enjoyed doing this more than u 🙂
Cute, yummy and inviting cookies..
Oh so cute ..bet Saana must have enjoyed thoroughly.
Love the new header with ingredients only .
i've never got rasha in for baking, even though she begs me to use the egg beater… am i a bad mom? 😦 it's just that i don't have the freedom at home to really allow her to mess up, but definitely i'm going to get her in for my bakes and cookies when we have our own little space InShaAllah… 🙂 the cookies look awesome, cute…
Those cookie-men are really really cute. Enjoyed your warm, sunny, versatile pictures.
First time on your blog but I'm hooked.
Following you, for sure 🙂
Cute little gingerbread men out there, already ready to welcome Christmas!! These moments will always be cherished forever, as you said, they are memories for tomorrow. Hugs to the cute lil baker at home!!
Lovely and really cute…..:) 🙂
Thank you Nandoo 🙂
Aweee… Big Cousy a big hug 🙂
Thank you Sapana 🙂
Thank you Malar 🙂
Thank you Shey 🙂
Thank you Gayathri 🙂
Thank you Huma 🙂
Thank you Sangeetha 🙂
Nithya, Thank you 🙂
Oh yeah she does 🙂 thank you Meena!
Thank you Rafee..:-) I am sure she is going to enjoy it!
Thank you Nusrat 🙂 I love your pics on FB! oh they look awesome
Thank you girls 🙂
Thank you Sherien 🙂
The gingerbread men look great…good job their mommy and daughter 🙂
wow they look so cute 🙂 Lovely clicks rekha !!