Christmas Gingerbread Cookies  

Christmas Gingerbread Cookies  

Makes: 16 

Prep Time: 10 minutes 

Cook Time: 15 minutes 

Equipment: 

KitchenAid Artisan 4.7L Stand Mixer 

KitchenAid Sifter and Scale Attachment 

Cookie ingredients: 

360g plain flour 

1 tsp baking powder 

1 tsp grated nutmeg 

1 tsp ground cloves 

1 tsp ground cinnamon 

1 tsp ground ginger 

225g unsalted butter, softened 

300g soft brown sugar 

1 medium, free range egg 

½ tsp salt 

Royal icing ingredients: 

80g egg whites, room temperature 

1 tsp lemon juice 

225g icing sugar 

Cookie method: 

  • Connect the Sifter and Scale attachment to the stand mixer. Sift the flour, baking powder and spices into a bowl on speed 4 and set aside 
  • In a separate stand mixer bowl, place butter and soft brown sugar. Attach the Flat Beater and mix on speed 4 until lighter in colour. Turn the speed to 2 and add the egg and salt, scraping any unmixed ingredients from the side of the bowl with a rubber spatula if necessary. Mix until the ingredients are well combined. While the stand mixer is running, gradually add the sifted flour until a dough forms. Chill the dough for 30 mins. 
  • Put the dough between two sheets of clingfilm, roll out to a thickness of 0.5 cm and refrigerate for 20 minutes 
  • On a surface lightly dusted with flour, roll out the dough to a 0.5cm thickness 
  • Stamp out the gingerbread men shapes with a cutter, then re-roll any off-cuts and repeat 
  • Place your gingerbread shapes on lined trays, allowing space for them to spread and bake for 10-12 minutes in a 180°C pre-heated oven. The cookies should look dry but be soft when touched 
  • Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack 

Royal icing method: 

  • Add the egg whites to the bowl of the stand mixer fitted with the Flat Beater. Mix on speed 6 until the egg whites get frothy. Add lemon juice and gradually add the icing sugar until desired consistency is acquired 
  • Transfer the royal icing into a piping bag and draw in the faces and outfits 

The KitchenAid 4.7L Artisan Stand Mixer (RRP £499), Slicer and Shredder (RRP £109) and Sifter and Scale (RRP £169) attachments are available from kitchenaid.co.uk 

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