Christmas time is one of the best times of the year. You see so many decorations in the market you tend to get involved and aspire for the coming new year. This festival is also famous among children because with vacations they get to eat so many things. With a lot of good wishes, I am sharing this recipe with you guys. Enjoy!!!!
Cookies are loved by everyone and Christmas cookies are a wonderful way to share your love with your friends and family. They are tasty, pretty and the best part is they are homemade.
You can freeze the dough for up to a month. I always wrap them in a cling film or a butter paper and keep them in the fridge so as to chill it and let gluten rest for some time.
If you want to make sure your cookies turn out PERFECT, try following easy guidelines:
Creaming butter & Sugar: Make sure your butter is at room temp and you using fine and powdered sugar. This way it will be really easy to cream the two together. Butter beats up to the fullest at room temp.
Sifting the Dry Ingredients: Sifting is very important to equally distribute all ingredients before mixing them in the wet. You also make your output a bit lighter as sifting adds some air to the baked good. If you don't have a sifter then you should whish all the dry ingredients for equal distribution.
Eggs: Eggs plays multiple roles in baking. Even if you use egg white and egg yellow separately it could change the result. There are 2 important things with eggs you should follow, firstly you should always crack your eggs separately in a bowl because there are chances its shell may fall in the mix. Secondly, your eggs should be at room temp. This way they get mixed into the mix easily and evenly.
So here is the cookie recipe I talked about above.
125 g salted soft room temp butter
120 g dark brown sugar
80 g runny honey
300 g plain flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ginger powder
1/2 tsp of nutmeg powder
In a bowl cream together butter and sugar for 2-3 min.
Now add honey and egg. Mix well.
In a separate bowl mix flour, baking powder, cinnamon powder, ginger powder, and nutmeg powder. You can also add 1/2 tsp clove powder if you have but it's optional
Now add the mix to the wet ingredients and make a dough out of it.
Let the dough rest for 1 hour in the fridge.
Roll the dough into 1/2'' to 1/4'' thickness and using cutter make some cut-outs.
Bake the cookies for 10-12 min in a preheated oven at 180c. If you like crispier cookies then bake them for 15 min at 180c.