Ginger Men Recipe

Ginger Men RecipeSurely everyone remembers the little hero of the cartoon about Shrek - the gingerbread man, who danced so funny to the final song. It turns out that in reality they are ginger men, and they are one of the Christmas traditions in the west. Everyone knows the beneficial properties of ginger - it raises immunity, warms, cures for colds, activates all the body's defenses. Therefore, it is in winter that such baking is not only tasty, but also useful. If you are afraid that the cookies will be too hot, then we are in a hurry to dissuade you - there is very little burning seasoning in the composition, it only gives a wonderful taste and flavor to the little New Year's heroes.

There are various ways to decorate people - they are dressed like boys and girls, they are made of Christmas decorations, Christmas lights. Often from the same test do Christmas trees, small houses, various little animals. But the traditional man still remains with painted eyes, mouth and buttons.

Gingerbread cookies, recipe with photos

The New Year is approaching, and we can also please the kids with delicious and elegant cookies. The recipe for its preparation is not complicated at all, and even beginner culinary specialists will be able to do it, and the joy of loved ones is a wonderful reward for their work.

Ingredients Required:

  • butter or margarine - 200 g
  • sugar - 200 g
  • honey - 100 g
  • egg - 3 pieces
  • baking powder - 4 tsp. (or 2 tsp. slaked soda)
  • Ginger - 1 tbsp. l.
  • cinnamon - 2 tsp.
  • flour - 700-880 g

Cooking method:

  1. Mix the butter, sugar and honey. Grind well.
  2. Add the resulting mass of eggs and spices, mix.
  3. Separately mix baking powder and flour.
  4. Add baking powder with flour to the first mass. Knead the dough. It should not be too soft, but lag behind the hands.
  5. Roll out the dough a thin layer.
  6. With the help of special molds cut men or other figures.
  7. Put baking paper on a baking sheet and brush with sunflower oil. Posting cookies.
  8. Preheat oven to 180 degrees, bake for 10-15 minutes until the dough turns light brown.
  9. Wait for the baking to cool and proceed to the decoration.

Gingerbread cookies

How to decorate a ginger man

You can decorate everything edible, than fantasy will tell.The easiest way is to make icing from powdered sugar and milk or egg white and sugar. If food dyes are added to such a glaze, then anything can be depicted on the figures.
If you often prepare sweets, then surely you will find confectionery powder in your house. From it you can make eyes, mouth, nose, buttons. For these purposes, any small candy will do.

If you are planning to add kids to the last stage of work on Christmas baking, then sugar pencils are best suited for this purpose. They look like small tubes and are sold in specialty stores. It is easiest to draw with such pencils on cookies, and children will probably be happy to assist you in this matter.

How to decorate a ginger man

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