It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. At least inside the house. The Christmas tree is standing and decorated, Christmas lights are turned on, candles and the fireplace is lit. The weather is just not cooperating with my ideal imagination of what Christmas and December should look like. But hey, it’s all about food, right?
And these wonderful ginger cookies will most definitely bring you in the right festive mood, I’d say. Except for the non-ginger lovers among us, so why not make the Christmas Cookies that I shared on the blog before?
This post also features the very first pictures of my baking that I’ve taken on an actual camera! I made them together with one of my best friends, Melissa, who I’ve known since I was 9 and who also happens to have her own jewellery company called Let Life Flow, which you can check out here (currently only shipping in The Netherlands). Both of us want to get a bit more knowledgeable about the digital camera, so why not do that together? We had a pretty clear image in our head of what we wanted for these cookies; a cozy and warm feeling when you look at the picture. After one evening and one afternoon we finally managed to capture it just right!
I hope you enjoy these cookies, and I wish you all very Happy Holidays!
Ginger and Cinnamon Christmas Cookies
- 200 grams plain flour
- 1,5 tsp ground ginger
- 1,5 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 150 grams butter (from the fridge)
- 100 grams dark brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 egg
Used kitchen appliances
- Baking tray with paper or silicone baking mat
- 2 mixing bowls
- Rolling pin
- Christmas-themed cookie cutters
- Preheat the oven to 200C. On a baking tray, place the mat or paper.
- In the bowl, mix the flour, spices, baking soda and salt together with a wooden spoon.
- Cube the butter and add to the flour mix. Using your fingertips (and just them!) rub the butter into the flour until it all crumbs together. Add the sugar and stir.
- In a separate bowl, beat the egg with the vanilla. Pour into the flour mixture.
- Knead the dough until smooth on a lightly floured work area and with floured hands to prevent sticking.
- Place some extra flour on the rolling pin and your work space if needed. Roll the dough out to 5 mm thickness.
- Cut out the cookies from the dough with the cutters. Place on the baking tray.
- Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Transfer to a wire rack and let cool. You can sprinkle some powdered sugar over the cookies or glaze them with a mixture of icing sugar and water.