This is similar to the American gingerbread cookie...
I just enjoyed making these with my little ones the other night. They had so much fun!
Hope you and yours will as well…
150g dairy butter
1dl sugar syrup
1dl whipping cream
1/2 tsp cloves
1/2 tsp dried ginger
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tsp cinnomon
1 tsp baking powder
about 450g plain flour
Mix butter, syrup and sugar in a pot. Heat until sugar is completely melted. Let it cool slightly and add cream. Sift in spices, baking powder and most of the flour. Stir until it forms stiff dough. Leave in the fridge overnight. Then need with the rest of flour and roll out about 3mm thick.(you want it really thin) This is especially fun for the kids.Make sure to have enough flour on your surface and also on the dough,so they can roll smoothly across to flaten it.. Use cookie cutters (or more traditionally, just a knife to make shapes). Place on baking sheet on oven tray and bake at 175oC until golden brown (about 10 mins). Cool cookies before decorating.
Tip: Dip cookie cutters in flour first so the cookie mixture doesn’t stick. If you want to hang your pepperkake on the Christmas tree make a good hole in the dough of each cookie before cooking – a pen cylinder does just the trick.
Just mix powder sugar, with a few drops of water, a few drops of lemon juice, and few drops of whatever food coloring you choose…. Put in a plastic bag, cut a tiny corner and squeeze to decorate...
Or if you have a frosting kit,, all the better…The more colors you make the more fun your kids will have. M&M`s and sprinkles or anything you think will look pretty to top with. Be creative and have fun…
Here`s a peek at what my 2 and 4 year olds created….
Dont worry about making them perfect..
Plus, they are so yummy:)
"Wishing you all a sweet holiday season, full of love,peace and Joy!"
Always sending my love out to you,Elisabeth