Christmas will be truly special when you have gingerbread man cookies at your table. This piece of cooking is tasty and delicious. You have to carefully select the recipe that will make it best for Christmas. Learn how to bake gingerbread man cookies at cooking games and you can be an instant pastry chef then. Cooking is easy when you do it at the virtual kitchen so take the opportunity to learn the baking in an easy manner.
Start the cooking adventure by preparing the ingredients for the cookies. You will need 3 1/4 cups sifted all-purpose flour; 3/4 teaspoon baking soda; 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter; 1/2 cup dark-brown sugar; 1 Tbsp ground ginger; 1 Tbsp ground cinnamon; 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves; 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg; 1/4 teaspoon finely ground black pepper; 1/2 teaspoon salt; 1 large egg; and 1/2 cup unsulfured molasses. You may also opt for raisins, chocolate chips and other confectionaries to decorate the cookies.
For the icing, you will need the following ingredients: 1 egg white; 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice; and 1 3/4 cup confectionerís sugar or powdered sugar.
Now start the cooking. Find a large bowl and sift the flour, baking soda, and spices all together. You can set aside the mixture then.
Cream the butter with an electric mixer, then add sugar and beat it until it becomes fluffy. After you mix it up, add eggs and molasses, then gradually add the flour mixture you made before. Divide the dough in thirds and place each in plastic. It is necessary that you chill it at least an hour or overnight.
After refrigerating the dough, heat the oven at 350 degree Fahrenheit. Use either a cookie cutter or place a stencil over the dough and use a knife to cut into desired shapes. You can use the raisin or chocolate chips to make the eyes and other designs of the cookies. Bake the dough until crisp and brown.
To make the icing, heat the white eggs first. After cooling the egg whites, mix it with the lemon juice and add sugar until the mixture stiff peaks. Heat the mixture in the oven to 160 degree Fahrenheit; beat the mixture again with the remaining sugar. Keep the icing covered to prevent it from drying out. You can then use the icing to decorate the gingerbread man cookies.
Gingerbread man cookies have been traditionally prepared for Christmas. Donít let this be missing at the table and donít try to miss its delicious taste. With cooking games, you can make the cookies easily and have fun at the same time. Prepare your apron and bowls, get thrilled and master how to make delicious bread for Christmas.