Halloween 🎃 gingerbread cookies
Hi everybody welcome back to my blog in today's blog post I will be showing you how to make Halloween gingerbread cookies. So let's get into this recipe. Recipe from BBC.
Ingredients: 100g unsalted butter cubed,
50g golden syrup,
50g black treacle,
100g light brown soft sugar,
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda,
1 tbsp ground ginger,
1 tsp ground cinnamon,
½ tsp mixed spice,
225g plain flour.
Heat the butter, syrup, treacle and sugar in a medium saucepan over a low heat for 6-8 mins until the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat, and leave to cool for 10 mins.
Briefly whisk the bicarb, ginger, cinnamon, mixed spice and plain flour in a large bowl to combine. Add a pinch of salt, and the butter and sugar to the mixture. Mix briefly with a spoon, then knead to a rough ball in the bowl. Add 1 tbsp water to bring to the dough together, if you need to.
Tip out onto a worksurface and knead briefly again until you have a soft, pliable dough. Press out to a flat disk, wrap and freeze for 15 mins or chill for 30 mins.
Roll the dough out on a lightly floured worksurface, split the dough into sections and work in batches if you need to. Roll out to 5mm thick. Cut out using a gingerbread person cutter. Reroll the offcuts. You’ll get 20-25 depending on the size of your cutter.Transfer the biscuits to a parchment lined tray with a little room in-between and chill again for 10 mins.
Heat the oven to 170C/150C fan/gas Bake the gingerbread for 10-15 mins until the edges and lightly golden. Cool on the tray for 5 mins then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.Mix icing sugar with ½-1 tbsp water to make a thick, pipeable icing. Transfer half of the icing to a piping bag and cut a very small hole in the bottom. Enjoy!
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