Christmas ginger biscuits.

Christmas ginger biscuits.

1.25 kg of flour
500 g of dark honey and herbs
360 g of butter (82.5% fat)
250 g of brown sugar
50 g of purified ginger root
50 g of cocoa powder, sugar
2 egg yolks
1 orange (rind removed)
1 lemon (remove rind)
3 tbsp. l. Roma
2 h. L. baking powder
2 h. L. ground cinnamon
1-2 hours. L. ground cloves
1/2 h. L. ground cardamom
1/4 h. L. anise seeds
1/4 h. L. salt


1. Prepare the dough: In a separate container add the honey, sugar and butter. Put in a water bath and heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is dissolved. The mixture thus should not boil.
When the sugar has dissolved, add all the spices, cocoa powder, orange and lemon peel. Stir and remove the container from the water bath, allow the mixture to cool to a temperature of at least + 68 ° C (hot, but not burning the mixture).

In another container, sift the flour, baking powder and salt. When the mixture has cooled a bit, sprinkle in the flour and knead the dough thoroughly. Again, a little cool, and then add the egg yolks, rum and knead the dough well with his hands. No need to strive to stir all the flour. The dough should have a dense and elastic. It will be slightly tacky.

2. Gather the dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours.

3. Preheat the oven to 220-240 ° C. Large rectangular Cover the pan with baking paper. Roll out the dough to a thickness of 3-5 mm on the desktop, floured. Cut dough figurines, using cookie cutters. Put on a baking sheet figures. Or, roll out the dough on a baking sheet, cut out the figures, and then remove the pan from the excess dough.

4. Bake cookies in preheated oven for 7-9 minutes.
Be careful not to desiccate. Gingerbread cookies (like carrots) becomes dense and crisp during baking. If cookies slightly risen and browned at the edges, it’s ready.

5. Remove the pan from the oven. Give the liver to cool, then remove it and place in a single layer on a flat surface so that it does not deform.

6. When finished cookies spread out a bit at the edges during baking, cut irregularities knife until warm cookies. Decorate cookies with glaze.

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