Holiday Gingerbread Cookies for Santa
When the holidays roll around, gingerbread cookies tend to get a lot of recognition, and for good reason. A great gingerbread cookies recipe can go a long way in delivering some Christmas spirit. The spiced aroma and elegant appeal of these snowflake gingerbread cookies is certainly a recipe that will warm the soul during the Christmas season.
Snowflake Gingerbread Cookies
You Will Need:
6 tablespoons of golden maple syrup
2/3 cup of butter or margarine
2 tablespoons of water
3 teaspoons of ground ginger
2 tablespoons of all spice
2/3 cups of granulated sugar
1 teaspoon of baking soda
3 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
For this specific gingerbread cookie recipe, the first thing that you will need to do is preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In a large saucepan over low-heat, combine your maple syrup, water, ginger, all spice and sugar. Stirring constantly, bring your ingredients to a low rolling boil. When you have reached the desired temperature, remove from the heat and add your butter and baking soda to the pan, mixing well. Add flour to your ingredients slowly until you have formed soft dough.
Dust some loose flour onto a cutting board and roll it out until it is approximately 1 cm in thickness. You can opt for rounded gingerbread cookies for this recipe or choose instead to use a snowflake cookie cutter. Once you have cut out the desired shape for your cookies, place them in the oven and allow to bake for about 15 minutes. Allow to cool before decorating.
To achieve the beautiful design of these cookies, fondant is the recommended ingredient. Although the picture here features pink fondant, you can choose any color of your choice. For the snowflakes, a snowflake fondant mold is likely your best option for achieving the desired look.
Finally, dust your gingerbread cookies with edible baking glitter and your cookies are ready to be served.