Christmas Cookies Recipe
Over the Christmas holidays, these small cookies will be enjoyed by both children and adults. You can prepare this recipe with children. I made it with my 8 years old daughter who enjoyed kneading the dough, shaping the gingerbread men with the cookie cutter, and decorating them.🎄I discovered the original recipe on Marie-Laure Tombini’s website, “odélice.” I halved the quantities and significantly reduced the amount of sugar and butter.
- 1 ¼ cups (150 g) white spelt flour or all-purpose-flour
- 1 egg
- 2 tablespoons (30 g) liquid honey
- 2 tablespoons (25 g) cane sugar
- ¼ cup ~ 4 tablespoons (50 g) unsalted butter softened to room
- ½ level teaspoon baking powder
- 1 to 2 teaspoons gingerbread mix spice
- Optional: a few dark chocolate chips for decoration
Step 1 : Butter
Cut the butter into pieces and place them in the mixing bowl you will use to make the dough. Take it out of the refrigerator about 45 minutes before preparing the dough to soften it..
Step 2 : Dough
In a bowl, mix the softened butter with the sugar and honey until it reaches a creamy consistency.
Add the egg, gingerbread spice mix, powder and flour.
Mix well until the dough forms a ball. Cover the bowl with a towel and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
Step 3 : Cookies
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius).
After refrigeration, work the dough a little more by adding some flour to make it less sticky. Roll out the dough on a floured surface and use cookie cutters to make shapes. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
You can decorate the cookies with chocolate chips.
Step 4 : Cooking
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven at 350°F (180°C), on the middle rack.
Remove from the oven and allow them to cool before enjoying.
Enjoy your meal and Happy Christmas !
Gisou’s Tips and Tricks
Spelt grains, also known as dinkel wheat, is an ancient wheat variety that has been cultivated since 8 000 BC. It comes in two varieties. One is the white spelt flour which has the bran and germ removed, while the other kind is whole spelt flour, which is similar to whole wheat flour in that it has the germ and bran intact