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Homemade Gingerbread Men Cookies Recipe

No Christmas party would be complete without some Gingerbread men cookies!

  • SERVES: About 30 cookies
  • PREP: 45mins (include chilling)
  • BAKE: 20mins per batch (include cooling)

INGREDIENTS

  • ½  cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup molasses or honey
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 – 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon each ground cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the molasses/honey, egg and water. Combine the flour, ginger, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice; add to creamed mixture and mix well. Divide dough in half. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until it’s easy to handle.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion of dough to 3 or 4mm thickness. Cut with a 10cm cookie cutter. Place them about 3cm apart from each other on greased baking sheets. Reroll scraps and repeat step 2.
  3. Bake at 170 °C for 10-12 minutes or until edges are firm and light brown. Remove from oven to cool completely before decorating with icing as desired.
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Final product!

Here are the pictures during the baking~

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I added a few pieces of testers for each batch that I baked, to try out the taste.

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Almost ready!

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The little men after taking it out from the oven.

I made some Christmas trees too!

I made some Christmas trees too!

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Home made English Scones Recipe

Home-made English scones go really well with jam or cream. It’s so easy to make some for a delicious teatime treat.

  • SERVES: About 10 to 12 scones

INGREDIENTS

  • Bread Flour  (135 grams)
  • Cake flour (135 grams)
  • Baking powder (18 grams)
  • Icing sugar (40 grams)
  • Salt (2 grams)
  • Butter, cold and cut into small sizes (65 grams)
  • Corn flour (65 grams)
  • Milk (240 grams)
  • Raisins or cranberries (optional) (35 grams)
  • Egg (for egg wash)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 190°C and lined a baking tray
  2. Mix all the ingredients together except for the milk and raisins.
  3. Rub in the cold butter until it resembles breadcrumbs. Then slowly add in the milk and continue mixing.
  4. Thereafter, add in the raisins or cranberries if you are using.
  5. Do not over mix the dough. The texture should be lumpy and not smooth. Otherwise, cracks would not appear on the scones.
  6. Flour the work surface and roll the dough to 8mm in thickness and cut into desired sizes with pastry cutter.
  7. Place them on the baking tray and brush them with the egg wash.
  8. Sprinkle some icing sugar and bake for 15 to 18 mins till it rises.
The ingredients used

The ingredients used

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