How to make Gingerbread People Recipe - Ginger cookies with icing.

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Main Ingredients : Refined flour (maida) (मैदा), Baking powder (बेकिंग पावडर)

Cuisine : Continental

Course : Snack

Gingerbread People

This term Continental cuisine refers to the food eaten in the European countries. Under the mantle of Continental food come the British, American, Italian, New Zealand, Armenian, Hungarian, Russian and many other European cuisines.
Continental cuisines use less chilllies and very little spices. Instead fresh herbs and dairy products form an important part of continental dishes.  The cooking methods are mostly stewing, grilling and roasting which make the food low in calories as they use very less fat. Continental food use mostly items high in proteins like milk, cheese, eggs and meats.

For more recipes related to Gingerbread People checkout Croquettas , Kathi Roll , Steamed Momos , Nankhatai . You can also find more Snack recipes like Rajma Gilauti Kebab, Baked Potatoes with Buttered Rice, Kanda Bhajia, Almond Biscuits. Or try out these recipes from Continental Cuisine like Fish In Tomato Pepper Sauce, Oranges in Spiced Caramel, Roasted Prawn Salad, Basic Muesli.

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Gingerbread People

Prep Time : 7-8 hour

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Medium

Ingredients for Gingerbread People

  • Refined flour (maida) 4 cups

  • Baking powder 2 teaspoons

  • Soda bicarbonate 1 teaspoon

  • Cinnamon powder 1 tablespoon

  • Dry ginger powder (soonth) 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Clove powder 1 1/2 teaspoons

  • Nutmeg powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt 1 teaspoon

  • Eggs 3

  • Butter 1 cup

  • Sugar 1 cup

  • Jaggery (gur) grated 1 cup

  • Royal icing 100 grams


Step 1

Sift three and half cups of the flour with baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon powder, ginger powder, cloves powder, nutmeg powder and salt.

Step 2

Break eggs and separate the yolks and the whites. Soften butter by keeping it at room temperature. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg yolks, one at a time, then the grated jaggery. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the flour mixture.

Step 3

Cover and refrigerate the dough for at least one hour or overnight. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease three baking sheets. On a pastry board, sprinkle the remaining flour and roll out half the dough to one fourth inch thickness.

Step 4

Cut out gingerbread people using cookie cutters. Transfer them back to the baking sheets with a spatula. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites with one tablespoon water.

Step 5

Bake the cookies for five minutes, then brush lightly with egg whites. Bake two to three minutes more. Let them cool on the baking sheets for two minutes. Then transfer them onto racks to cool. Repeat with the remaining dough and flour.

Step 6

Divide the royal icing into small cups and add different colours as you wish. When the cookies are cold, pipe out designs, such as smiling faces, zigzags, bow ties and aprons.

Step 7

Let one color dry before piping the next.

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