sobota, 10 grudnia 2011

Winterized

I'm really hoping for the forthcoming Christmas to be perfectly white, but the long range weather forecast has once again left me quite disillusioned...The terrible truth is that I can't even recall the very last time we experienced a decent snowfall at the end of December! And since this particular holiday season just doesn't feel right without white spots and snowmen all around the neighbourhood, I've decided to take a stab at recreating some wintery bits in the comfort of my own kitchen...

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Honey Gingerbread Cookies:

2 1/2 (about 600g) cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
250g margarine or butter
200g muscovado sugar
7 tablespoons honey

For the Royal Icing check out Martha Stewart's recipe here!

Sift together the flour, baking soda, spices, and set aside.
In a saucepan, over medium heat, combine muscovado sugar, butter (or margarine) and honey. Stir to make sure the butter has melted and the sugar has dissolved. Let the mixture cool a bit, then gradually work in the dry ingredients to form a soft dough.
On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/3 centimetre thickness. Cut out desired shapes. Transfer to parchment-lined baking sheets and bake in the preheated oven until edges are slightly browned (about 10-15 minutes). Let cool completely before decorating. And then... just work your magic all over them!!!

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Just can't wait to decorate my Christmas tree with these cuties!
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35 komentarzy:

  1. wow! It's a shame to eat them they look too nice!

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  2. these cookies are so so cute! I should make some for my friends too!
    Dolly, xo
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  3. So gorgeous! You are quite a talented baker!

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  4. Yummy! Thanks for sharing the recipe, it´s been a while since I´ve baked cookies. :)

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  5. It look great!
    You´re very talented. :d
    kisses

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  6. I dont thing there's something cuter than that!

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  7. Oh these cookies are sooo cute! Love them!!:D

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  8. as much as I don't like the snow, I do wish for a white Christmas as well..
    those cookies are so cute. I love the reindeer ones!!!

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  9. I checked your blog and i like it so much!
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  10. Uhm these look delicious! Mind sharing? :)

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  11. These are amazing!!!! I am loving these photos, you have inspired me and given me motivation to do some baking. xx

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  12. wow so creative of you! It looks great and delicious!

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  13. cute! x

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  14. Those cookies are so adorable! They look delicious too :)

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  15. These are so adorable! Since there will never be snow here in mexico cookies have to do the trick, I'm sending my mom the link, she'll love them! Thanks for the recipe!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

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  16. love this! I'm now following your blog here and on twitter!

    x
    Rachel

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  17. can't believe it, I'n crying!!! so sweetieeeee

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  18. They look delicious.. emmm yummyy...

    oteteot

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  19. beautiful blog!!! :)

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  20. Loooove your blog!!!! Follow each other???? xoxo from Rome

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  21. yummy!

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  22. Such a nic post, I enjoyed it a lot! I like your sense of style! Wonderful biscuits!

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  23. Ahhhh the reindeer ones are soooo cute :D

    xxx

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  24. pretty CUTE!!

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  25. Aww, the cutest cookies ever! :)

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  26. So adorable! I cant imagine eating them because theyre so cute!
    Besides your potsts are so great, you should do a lot more than 5 a month. <3

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