Gingerbread man : This year I do not buy chocolates or Christmas cookies, I make it and offer it as present! Nicely wrapped in a transparent bag and closed with a ribbon with Christmas colors, this gingerbread man is a perfect gourmet gift in replacement of the usual chocolates.
Ingredients for the gingerbread
- 350 g flour
- 10g of baking powder
- 150 g of brown sugar
- 100 g soft butter
- 2 tbsp spice bread
- 1 egg
- 50 g liquid honey
- For decoration:
- The icing:
- 1 egg white and 250 g icing sugar
- Sugar beads
Preparation of the gingerbread
Preheat oven to 160 °.
In a bowl, sift the flour with the yeast.
Hand-craft soft butter, flour + baking powder, brown sugar and spices. Add the egg and the honey. Continue mixing by hand. Form a ball of dough.
On your floured worktop, roll out the dough about half a centimeter. Cut to pieces with a cookie cutter. Place a sheet of cooking paper on the baking tray of the oven.
Place each biscuit on the plate. Leave some space between them as they will swell. Decorate the cookies with the sugar beads. Make the eyes and the nose. You can make a belt, and shirt buttons. You can also vary with small chocolate chips.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. The gingerbread man must be barely gilded. Allow to cool out of the oven. Once they are well cooled, prepare the frosting.
Icing the gingerbread man
Work together the icing sugar and the egg white. You can add a few drops of lemon juice. Put in a socket pocket, with a thin socket. Make the smile of the gingerbread man, and decorate the ends of the arms and legs. Let it dry. Once it is dry, you can put them in a bag and close with a piece of ribbon.