Christmas is my favorite time of the year. No question about it. I’m waiting for baking and preparing Christmas food more than anything. Gingerbread cookies and cinnamon ginger cookies are awesome because of their great christmasy flavor and the fact that they are ready in no time. And let’s not lie to each other, if you’re the one organizng Christmas for your friends or family, you are going to need that time.
Cinnamon and ginger are such a nice, warming combination. I bought a Christmas cookie jar to store them in but then me and my parents ate it in one day 🙂 I think they are perfect amount of sweetness but you can also make a simple icing (1 cup of powdered sugar + 3 tablespoons of lemon juice) and put it on top and decorate them any way you like to make them more festive or you can go the easy route like I did and even then they will be a hit.
The method of making them is crazy easy. I combined all the ingredients and kneaded the dough until smooth. As you can see on the picture below I spread a generous amunt of flour under the dough so the cookies wouldn’t stick to it.
I rolled out the dough pretty thin. The thinnenr you roll it out the crunchier (but also potentially drier) your cookies will be. If you like them softer inside, roll them out thicker. If your cookies will turn out dry, you can place them in a cookie jar with a slice of apple, they will absorb the moisture out of the fruit. Remember, however, to change it every 2 days so the apple wouldn’t rot. Of course, you can choose any shape of your cookies you like, I went with a christmasy snow flake.
Place your cookies on parchment paper or greased baking pan and bake at 350 F for about 8 minutes or until they start turning brown. Again, it depends on how thick they are, it is best to just keep on checking on them.
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- 1 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/2 stick of butter
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 tablespoon of grated fresh ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
- 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Combine all ingredients together and knead until smooth.
- Roll out the dough on a dusted board.
- Cut out the cookies and bake them for about 8 minutes. Enjoy!