CHRISTMAS BAKE: Top 6 RECIPES

1) Sugar Cookies Snowflakes 🎅 🎄

Ingredients:

— 3 cups (390 grams) flour
— 1/2 teaspoon salt
— 1 teaspoon baking soda
— 1 cup (227 grams) butter, room temperature
— 1 cup (200 grams) sugar
— 2 large eggs
— 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Royal icing of egg whites:
— 2 large (60 grams) egg whites
— 2 teaspoons lemon juice
— 3 cups (330 grams) sifted powdered sugar

Royal icing meringue powder:
— 4 cups (440 grams) sifted powdered sugar
— 3 tablespoons (30 grams) of meringue powder
— 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
— 1/2 cup — 3/4 cup (120 — 180 ml) warm water
— Food colorings

Preparation:

Prepare the pastry: In a separate bowl mix the flour, salt and baking soda. Beat butter and sugar until light foam (about 3 minutes). Add the eggs and vanilla extract, beat. Pour the flour mixture and stir until a smooth dough. Divide the dough in half and wrap each half in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for chas.Razogret oven to 180 C. Cover the two baking trays with parchment paper.

Remove half of the chilled dough from the refrigerator and, on a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough layer thickness of 0.5-1 cm. Cut snowflakes and pass on to the pan. Put pan in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes, again cooled to testo.Bake cookies for about 8-10 minutes (depending on size) or until the edges begin to gold. Remove from the oven and allow to cool the liver. Repeat with remaining batter.

For the royal icing with egg whites: Beat the egg whites with the lemon juice. Add the sifted powdered sugar and beat on low speed until smooth. If necessary to achieve the desired consistency, add a little more sugar or water. Add food coloring and mix. Royal icing is to be used immediately because it hardens when exposed to air.

For the royal icing meringue powder: Mix sugar and powder. Add water and beat at high speed until the mixture is glossy (about 5 minutes). Add food coloring. Cover the pastry with glaze using a silicone brush or a pastry bag, decorate as desired food beads. Leave the cookies at night. to glaze completely zastyla. Sugar Cookies can be stored for several days in an airtight container. It is desirable to shift its layers of parchment or wax paper.

2) Christmas cakes: Gingerbread men 🎄 🎅

Ingredients:

— 250 g of honey
— Sugar 250 g
— Water 200 ml
— 700 g flour
— 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
— 1 tsp ground ginger
— A pinch of ground cloves
— A pinch of ground cardamom
— A pinch of salt
— Baking soda or baking powder 8 g

Preparation:

Honey, sugar and water in a saucepan send and put on a plate. Stirring constantly, cook over low heat until sugar is completely rastvoritsya. The pan off the heat, add a pinch of salt and let cool the syrup at room temperature. At this time, sift the flour and baking soda. The cooled syrup to add to the flour and knead well with a wooden ruler. The dough is put on the table, gather it into a ball, wrap tightly with cling film and put into the refrigerator for at least 3 days.

The finished dough out onto a floured work surface, roll out the layer thickness of 5-7 mm and cut molds figurines. Share on lined with paper baking tray, brush with gingerbread water and leave for 10 minutes. This is to ensure that during baking gingerbread not diminished in size and were correct form. Bake in preheated oven to 180 C for 12-15 minutes. Cooled cakes decorate white icing. The finished cookies can be stored in a sealed container for 4 to 6 weeks.

3) Christmas ginger cookies with frosting 🎅 🎄

Ingredients:

For the dough:
— 175 g flour
— 75 g of powdered sugar
— 1 tsp ground ginger
— 1 tsp ground cinnamon
— 1 tsp vanilla sugar
— a pinch of salt
— 1/4 tsp soda
— 1 egg yolk
— 2 tbsp honey

For the glaze:
— 1/2 protein
— 110 g of powdered sugar

Preparation:

Mix the flour, sugar and spices. Add the butter pieces and make crumbs. Add yolk and honey and knead the dough. Remove it in the fridge for at least 1 chas.

Roll out the dough and cut out the figures. Bake in preheated 180 degree oven for 10-15 minutes, depending on tolschiny.

Protein shake up in the solid foam until peaks. Pour half of the powdered sugar, beating on, to complete smoothness. Pour the remaining powder and mix. Let stand for 10 minutes.

Transfer to a package to cut a small tip and decorate the finished baked goods. This glaze can not be stored for long periods, it should be used the same day.

4) Christmas gingerbread cookies with icing 🎅 🎄

Ingredients:

— 100g unsalted butter, softened
— 100 g of powdered sugar
— 1 egg, lightly beaten
— 275 g plain flour
— 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the glaze:
— 1/2 protein
— 110 g of powdered sugar
— food coloring

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 190 C. Cover the baking sheet with parchment paper. Beat butter and sugar in a bowl, add the egg and vanilla extract. Add the flour and knead the dough testo.

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured work surface to a thickness of 1 cm. Using molds, cut cookies from the dough and carefully place on a baking sheet. Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes, or until golden brown. Allow to cool for 5 minutes, then cooled on the lattice.

Protein shake up in the solid foam until peaks. Pour half of the powdered sugar, beating on, to complete smoothness. Pour the remaining powder and mix. Let stand for 10 minutes. Optionally add food krasitel. Decoration glaze finished cakes. This glaze can not be stored for long periods, it should be used the same day.

5) Sugar Cookies  🎄🎄 🎅

Ingredients:

For the pastry:
— 3 cups (390 grams) flour
— 1/2 teaspoon salt
— 1 teaspoon baking soda
— 1 cup (200 grams) sugar
— 2 large eggs
— 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Royal icing:
— 2 large (60 grams) egg whites
— 2 teaspoons lemon juice
— 3 cups (330 grams) sifted powdered sugar

Preparation:

In a bowl, mix the flour, salt and baking soda. Beat butter and sugar until light foam (about 3 minutes). Add the eggs and vanilla extract, beat. Pour the flour mixture and stir until a smooth dough. Divide the dough in half and wrap each half in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for an hour.

Preheat oven to 180 C. Cover the pan with parchment bumagoy. Half of the chilled dough from the refrigerator and, on a lightly floured surface, roll out the dough layer thickness of 0.5-1 cm.

Cut out cookies and pass on to the pan. Put pan in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes, again cooled to testo. Bake cookies for about 8-10 minutes (depending on size) or until the edges begin to gold. Remove from the oven and allow to cool the liver. Repeat with remaining batter.

Beat the egg whites with the lemon juice. Add the sifted powdered sugar and beat on low speed until smooth. If necessary to achieve the desired consistency, add a little more sugar or water. Add food coloring and mix. Royal icing is to be used immediately because it hardens when exposed to air.

6) Biscuits on the tree 🎅 🎄🎄

Ingredients:

— 200 g of wheat flour
— Cold butter 100g
— Sugar 75 g
— Egg white 1 pc.
— 2 tablespoons lemon juice
— Candy for decoration
— Beat the egg yolk for greasing

Preparation:

1. Sift the flour into a bowl, add egg white, lemon juice, sugar and diced butter. Knead the dough, roll it into a ball and send it in the fridge for half an hour.

2. Roll out the dough on a floured surface and cut out biscuits. Put on the laid parchment paper baking. With a cocktail at the top of the tube to make the hole of each cookie to the cookies can be hung on the Christmas tree. Cut shaped holes in the biscuits.

3. Put the pan in the oven, preheated to 180 degrees C for 5 minutes.

4. Remove the cookies from the oven and grease with beaten egg yolk. In the opening pour crushed candy canes and go back in the oven. When the caramel is melted and dough is browned, remove the cookies from the oven and cool. At the request of confectioner’s sugar to decorate.

5. Carefully remove the cookies from parchment, thread the ribbon and hang on the Christmas tree.

Bon Appetit!

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