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Classic gingerbread cookies

Ingredients for making classic gingerbread

For the test:

  1. Premium wheat flour 300 gr.
  2. Chicken eggs 2 pcs.
  3. Butter (or baking margarine) 100 gr.
  4. Honey (any grade) 150 gr.
  5. Ginger (ground) 0.5 teaspoon
  6. Cinnamon (ground) 0.5 teaspoon
  7. Orange 1 pc.
  8. Soda to taste

For filling:

  1. Raisins (any) 50 gr.
  2. Marzipan 50 gr.
  • Main ingredients
  • Serving 8 servings


Baking sheet, Parchment paper, Bowl, Whisk, Spoon, Pots, Food wrap, Serving plate

Cooking classic gingerbread:

Step 1: Knead the dough into gingerbread cookies.

Of course, in the old days it is unlikely that the housewives used ground cinnamon or ginger. But with confidence I can say that they had their own special secrets in cooking, because it is not for nothing that the gingerbread cookies are famous for their amazing aroma. So, for kneading the dough, the first thing we need to do is to cook honey with spices in a water bath. But first, separate the zest from the orange with a fine grater and put it in a shallow saucepan. Next, add honey, cinnamon and ginger. We put on a medium heat to heat a pan with water, and as soon as it boils on top we put our small saucepan with honey. Cook with constant stirring until it becomes liquid, and in no case bring to a boil. Remove the pan and immediately add the butter, knead well with a spoon until it melts. Then in another bowl, beat one egg with a whisk, add soda. We mix honey with an egg, then pour in the flour and knead a thick dough, which should easily fall behind the dishes. It is important to knead for a long time and carefully, the quality of the gingerbread depends on this. Wrap the finished dough in cling film and send it to the refrigerator at least for the night, maximum for one day.

Step 2: Cooking the classic gingerbread cookies.

You can bake gingerbread without filling, or choose it to your taste. For the filling, we need marzipan or ground almonds mixed with sugar (1: 0.5), and soft raisins. Set the oven to heat. 200 degrees. We take out the dough from the refrigerator and leave it to warm at room temperature for 20-30 minutes. Then we pluck off a small piece from the dough, and use our hands to knead it into a cake, in the middle of which we put marzipan or raisins. Then we pinch the edges, and begin to run in the dough, giving it the shape of a ball. We cover the baking sheet with parchment paper and put the gingerbread on it. Beat the egg in a bowl with a whisk and grease each ball with it. Now send bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

Step 3: Serve the classic gingerbread.

Cool the finished gingerbread, and at this time we brew aromatic tea with lemon. Enjoy your meal!

Recipe Tips:

- - You can not fill the gingerbread with raisins or marzipan, and without it they will turn out to be very tasty and fragrant.

- - Instead of butter, you can use margarine for baking.

- - You can also grease a baking sheet with a piece of butter and lightly sprinkle with flour (this is if you do not have parchment paper).