Merry Christmas to everybody!
I hope that you will have very nice Christmas.
One of my friends who taught me how to bake bread sent me this great recipes by e-mail. I was already into this Gingerbread tree cookies as soon as I read her email. The icing is very good especially, and it is easy to decorate on the cookies. My 5 year-old daughter could draw it nicely,too.
Here is the recipe and the star templates and the royal icing recipe. But I don’t have the meringue power sugar, She who also taught me the cookie recipe can’t get the ingredient. She told me the great icing recipe below.
- 1 egg white
- 1 +1/2 cup confectioner powder sugar
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 tsp lemon juice
Beat all the ingredients until foamy and done.
I used the cookie dough recipe from here. This gingerbread cookie dough is our family’s favorite. I may try the one that is from the gingerbread tree’s for interest someday.
I change the recipe a little bit because I don’t use baking soda in it.
Christmas tree with gingerbread cookies ( I made 2 Christmas trees)
- 16 Tbsp butter ( I used homemade unsalted butter )
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup Grandma’s molasses
- 2 eggs
- 4 cups King Arthur All purpose flour
- 3 tsp baking powder ( I used Rumford )
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 tsp baking spice mix ( I used this one. )
Prepare: Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Beat the egg and sugar using a hand mixer or stand mixer until it is foamy.
- Add the molasses and eggs, beat it again until incorporated.
- Add the dry ingredients and mix using a paddle or rubber spatula like cutting vegetables until well combined.
- Divided it into 3 balls and wrap them with plastic wrap tightly and leave them in a refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
- Preheat 350F and Shape: Roll it out a 5 mm thick circle or rectangle. For a star templates I cut it out one at time using a dough cutter to cut the shape out, which is easy to work with.
- Bake 8-10 minutes at 350 F. The smallest one will be 6 minutes.