While getting my Kiddo colour Ginger Bread Man, i also got him to do the cookies. I love the sparkle in his eyes, when he sits beside me while icing and tells me what to do, comparing it with the drawings. Every second is priceless ❤️
120gms – Unsalted Butter
1/2 cup – Castor Sugar
2 tsp – Dry ginger Powder
11/2 cups – All purpose flour
1 tbsp. – Cocoa Powder
3/4 cup – Icing Sugar
1 tsp – Food colour ( Red, Green and Blue, anyother of your liking)
3 tsp – Water
.Using a paddle attachement, on medium speed, cream together butter and sugar in the stand mixer, till the mixture turns creamy, fluffy and light. For about 8 to 10 minutes.
. Add egg and beat till combined.
. Reduce the speed to 1 and now gradually add the, ginger powder and All Purpose Flour. Till everything comes together.
. take out 3/4 of this mixture onto a greased platform, bring it together. Wrap it in a clingfilm. Flatten it into a disk and refrigerate for 15 to 20 minutes.
. Add cocoa powder to the remaining dough in the bowl and mix it on speed 1 till combined well. Remove it, Wrap it in the clingfilm, flatten and refrigerate.
. Remove the dough disks and place them in between two layers of grease proof paper and roll it to a 3mm thick sheet. And place it in the refrigerator for 15mins. This will harden the dough and help cut crisp, sharp edges.
.Cut the dough sheet using ginger bread man cookie cutter.
. Place the cut shapes on the cookie sheet.
. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or till they are golden brown and darker at the edges.
. Leave them on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes and then transfer them onto a cooling rack. let it cool completely.
. Divide the icing sugar into three parts and place them in three different bowls.
. Add the food colour to one colour eachnto the bowls. Mix well or seive it.
. Add drop by drop water while mixing to get the right piping consistency. Keep it to a paste consistency. Making it more watery will not get cleaner lines while piping.
. Fill the icing into piping bags. Cut the edge of the bags to make tiny holes.
. Pipe the design on the cookie and let it dry and harden.
. Store in airtight containers.