With Christmas almost here, our house is starting to smell delicious! We are doing some serious baking with the family...And ofcourse Christmas Cookies have to be a part of this!
In my last post I mentioned my husbands enormous dislike of ginger; Gingerbreadcookies are out of the question! But it wouldn't be wright not to decorate cookies.
So I came up with these Winter Spice cookies...They are absolutely delicious!! With a cup of coffee, hot chocolate, tea, breakfast, lunch, after dinner...And the good thing about this recipe is; the cookies are wonderful to decorate with icing. The taste of the winterspices combine delicious with icing and after baking they have the wright "shape" to ice them. Not to high, not to flat, beautiful and delicious structure, remain in perfect shape during baking...What are you waiting for? There is still enough time to start baking before Christmas!
Winter Spice Cookies
2 cups of all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup brown sugar (bruine basterdsuiker)
1/2 cup butter
3 tablespoons Winter Spice Mix
1 egg (M)
1/2 cup molasses (schenkstroop)
pinch of salt
Mix the butter and brown sugar together in the bowl of the electric standing mixer, high speed until it's a smooth mixture. Scrape sides of the bowl when needed.
Add Spice mix, pinch of salt, baking powder, egg and molasses and mix until well combined. Again, scrape sides of the bowl when needed.
Then mix in the flour; make sure your dough is firm, not sticky (add more flour if needed).
Wrap your dough in plastic foil and let it rest for half an hour in the fridge. Take your dough out of the fridge after half an hour and let it rest on the counter about two hours before using.
Roll out your dough on a floured working surface, about 0,5 cm thick, and cut out the shapes.
Bake them in a preheated oven (160 degrees Celsius), depending on size and shape, for about 10-14 minutes. After removing the cookies from the oven, place them on a wired rack to cool.
Now you're ready to decorate....or eat :) Enjoy!