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Gingerbread cookies with royal icing

Especially delicious when served with a cuppa!

Course Dessert
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Servings 1 full plate

Ingredients

Gingerbread

  • 750 g plain flour
  • 200 g caster sugar
  • 1 cup honey
  • 150 g ¬†unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tbsp gingerbread spice
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate soda

Icing

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar
  • 2 egg whites

Instructions

Gingerbread

  1. Mix all ingredients into a dough and leave to rest in the fridge overnight.

  2. Knead the dough a little more. Cut out shapes.

  3. Bake in a preheated oven (180) until brown (ca 7 minutes). 

Icing

  1. Mix all ingredients until thick.

  2. Use a rolled up sheet of paper or a plastic bag with a cut off corner to decorate! (who needs actual baking utensils, right?)