Swedish ginger biscuits.

Every time comes to talk about ginger biscuits in most the feeling of the Christmas holiday: the smell of pine needles, the crackle of candles and unique fabulous aroma of spicy ginger cookies.

His story begins with some of the English monk, like all brilliant dishes, gingerbread was the result of impromptu.

When the monk added to the normal test result is a handful of spices and admired more than ascetic Catholic monks. Since then, especially after many spices – ginger, cardamom, cinnamon – became publicly gingerbread gained unprecedented popularity, and is often called Swedish.

Of course it can be made at any time of year.


-345 g (1.5 thin cups) sugar
-3.5 big spoons of syrup (you can substitute dark honey)
-6 g cardamom
-6 g ginger
-6 g cloves
-6 g of cinnamon
-200 grams of good butter
-450 g flour
-1 pt. Baking powder (or a tablespoon of baking soda)

Preparation of the test:

In a saucepan with a thick bottom is necessary to mix the water (half a cup), sugar, honey or molasses, spices. You can buy ground spices, but it is better to grind them, then they will give their flavor.

Massa cook over moderate heat until it starts to boil, while stirring from time to time.

Remove bowl from heat and cool slightly, add the butter and stir until it is completely melted.

Sifted flour mixed with baking soda or baking powder.

Mix by hand or with a mixer dough until it is smooth and Gorny. Cover the bowl with cling film and leave to cool for at least 12 hours.

Shaping and baking cookies:

Suffice chilled dough in the hands of very plastic and well rolled.

Podpylit floured surface and roll a layer no more than 3 mm thick. May conveniently divide the dough lump into several parts.

And then it is necessary to include fantasy and cut out the cookies. For daily use and suitable glass – it will be a round ginger biscuits. For holiday use or prepare ready-made molds of paper patterns and cut with a knife.

The red-hot oven to 180 degrees to put the trays with cookies and bake no more than 10 minutes. They must acquire a nice golden brown.

Decorating icing biscuits follows when cooled.

White glaze made from egg whites 1 cup whipped with powdered sugar, and various shades of glaze can be achieved using natural or finished food coloring.

In anticipation of a tasty tea of ​​your household will gladly help you in making a wonderful ginger cookies.

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