These gingerbread cookies are very easy to make and give you crispy cookies, ideal for decorating for Christmas with sugar icing to celebrate the holidays. Simple recipe!
Gingerman and gingerlady cookies are just delicious and amazingly easy to make.
Adelenne is sharing her super recipe for these wonderful cookies.
These aren't your regular gingerbread cookies! For decorating, Adelenne has used cookie dough to make the eyes, buttons, and mouth instead of using sugar. This makes for a little less sweet cookie and yep, her little one absolutely loves them!
If you want to use sugar icing, we have another recipe where you can grab the ingredients needed for homemade sugar icing for cookies.
Recipe by Adelenne Lee
Approx 10 - 12 minutes
12 - 24, depends on the size of your cookie cutters.
Adelenne used a 4 inch tall cookie cutter and got 12 - 15 cookies.
½ cup butter, soften
¼ cup maple syrup
½ cup brown sugar
2 cups all purpose flour
¼ cup self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
3 tsp ginger powder
For the decorating:
1 -2 drops each of Red & Green Food colouring
1 - 2 Teaspoons Cocoa powder
1. Cream butter and sugar then add egg and syrup
2. Add flour a little at a time
3. Knead dough and chill for 20 mins
4. Set aside about ¼ of dough for decorating.
5. Roll out the rest of the dough and cut with cutters.
6. Divide the extra dough into 3 balls, add red, green food coloring to 2 balls and a little cocoa powder to the last one.
7. Decorate the eyes, mouth, and buttons using the dough.
8. Bake at 350 F for 10-12 mins. Place on cooling rack.
We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our recipe. Did you make any changes or add some other ingredients? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!
These gingerbread cookies are very easy to make, and give you crispy cookies, ideal for decorating for Christmas with sugar icing to celebrate the holidays. Simple recipe!
- ½ cup butter, soften
- ¼ cup maple syrup
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ¼ cup self raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 3 tsp ginger powder
For the decorating:
- 1 -2 drops each of Red & Green Food colouring
- 1 - 2 Teaspoons Cocoa powder
- Cream butter and sugar then add egg and syrup
- Add flour a little at a time
- Knead dough and chill for 20 mins
- Set aside about ¼ of dough for decorating.
- Roll out the rest of the dough and cut with cutters.
- Divide the extra dough into 3 balls, add red, green food coloring to 2 balls and a little cocoa powder to the last one.
- Decorate the eyes, mouth, and buttons using the dough.
- Bake at 350 F for 10-12 mins. Place on cooling rack.
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Delicious Sweet Snacks for Christmas
Here's a selection of delicious Sweet Snacks for Christmas and Thanksgiving
Pecan Caramel Monkey Bread, Easy recipe for how to make it. Sticky caramel-coated pieces of bread with a sprinkling of chocolate chips & pecan nuts baked in a bundt pan. A great pull-apart bread recipe using store-bought biscuits.
Mini Almond Pastries.
These Mini Almond Pastries have a deliciously smooth, sweet, almond paste filling and are wrapped in crispy, light puff pastry. Quick and easy to make, and perfect for a tea time treat.
Scotcheroos, an easy no-bake cereal bar similar to rice krispie treats. Peanut butter, chocolate & butterscotch with a chocolate butterscotch topping. A chewy, soft, and crispy treat
Easy Sesame Brown Sugar French Palmier Cookies, AKA Elephant Ears. These are a very easy to make crispy puff pastry cookie, filled with sesame seeds and brown sugar. Great for the holidays!
Pani Popo (Samoan Coconut Bread Rolls).
Pani Popo are deliciously soft, fluffy Samoan coconut bread buns, baked in a sweet and thick coconut sauce. Sticky soft bread rolls, ideal for breakfast, dessert or as a snack
Honey Bun Cupcakes are lovely and soft with great flavors of cinnamon and brown sugar and topped with a homemade honey buttercream frosting
Mini Donut Balls.
Delicious homemade mini donut balls, rolled in cinnamon and sugar, using a poolish starter to give tender and flavorful dough. Easy recipe and great for parties
Easy English Tiffin is a delicious no-bake British colonial recipe, made of chocolate, crushed cookies, syrup, and raisins, often served at English afternoon tea.
Easy Honey Baklava. Baklava is a Middle Eastern classic sweet treat, filled with a variety of nuts, honey, citrus, and spices, between layers of crunchy phyllo pastry. Ideal for serving at parties, or to have as a snack. An easy and simple recipe for the best baklava!
Honey Roasted Nuts, a delicious easy snack, perfect for parties and gifts too! Seasoned with honey and cinnamon and a pinch of salt.
Microwave Peanut Brittle. A super easy and fuss-free recipe. Perfect for the holidays and great for making ahead. Give as gifts or have all to yourself!
Easy Chocolate Truffles. Creamy, rich homemade chocolate truffles are easy to make and perfect for gifts.
Cappuccino Chocolate Truffles. Creamy, rich chocolate and coffee-flavored homemade truffles are easy to make and perfect for gifts.
Almond Pastries. A perfect treat to have with a cup of tea!
Orange Chocolate Truffles, luxuriously creamy and decadent, these are easy to make and perfect for gifts and parties!
Mini Homemade Pecan Pies. Delicious individual mini pies all made from scratch and super easy too
German Star Cookies, also known as Zimtsterne Cinnamon Cookies are a wonderful cookie for Christmas. They're crisp, chewy and spiced with all things nice! Naturally Gluten - Free too!
Coconut and Rum White Chocolate Truffles, luxuriously creamy and decadent, these are easy to make and perfect for gifts and parties!
Bacon Crack. A.K.A Bacon Saltine Cracker Candy.
Christmas Crack. If you've never tried this you're missing out! Really easy recipe and always a hit at home!
Irish Cream Chocolate Bark! A delicious chocolate treat loaded with cranberries, cookies and honey spiced nuts. Perfect for the holidays and great for gifts.
Cream Filled Brandy Snaps - A wonderful cookie type treat, oddly enough, with no brandy! One is never enough so be sure to make plenty!
Easy Chocolate Party Pretzels are a great snack made up of delicious crunchy salted pretzels and a variety of chocolate. Once you start eating these you can't stop!
Florentine Cookies are a wonderful cookie type treat, with delicious nuts & fruit and coated on one side with white or dark or milk chocolate. Easy recipe!
Salted Caramel Cashew Nut Popcorn.
A delicious combination of salt and caramel coating homemade popcorn. Easy recipe for popping corn
White Chocolate Peanut Clusters! These little chocolate bites are quick and easy to make. You can also add raisins, your favorite nuts, cranberries, whatever you like! You choose!
Nanny's Chocolate Nut Fudge. A tried and true family recipe and great for gifts! Use a cookie cutter to make pretty shapes too!
Homemade Lemon Mints are just like the famous Altoid mints, and have a curiously strong flavor. Easy and fun to make little candies!
Homemade Cinnamon Mints are just like the famous Altoid mints, and have a curiously strong flavor. Easy and fun to make little candies!