Delicious Valentine's Day Gingerbread Cookies
Simple gingerbread cookies for Valentine's Day are easy to bake in half an hour. A delicious valentine cookie for a loved one for a festive breakfast or a morning cup of coffee - it's so simple and sweet! You will need two heart shapes. With their help, you will get two types of cookies: a larger one with a hole inside in the form of a heart, and very tiny heart cookies, literally for one bite. If there is time and desire, then shortbread cookies can be decorated with colored sugar glaze or covered with melted chocolate.
- Time for preparing: 30 minutes
- Servings Per Container: 4
Ingredients for Valentine's Day Gingerbread Cookies
- 100 g butter;
- 30 g mayonnaise;
- 1 chicken egg;
- 110 g cane sugar;
- 150 g of wheat flour;
- 20 g of starch;
- ¼ teaspoon of baking powder;
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger;
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon;
- a pinch of salt;
- powdered sugar.
The method of preparation of delicious ginger cookies
Pour wheat flour into a deep bowl, add potato starch. Starch in the valentine cookie recipe can not be added, but increase the amount of flour, but the dough with it will turn out to be more crumbly.
Pour ginger powder, ground cinnamon and cane sugar. Cane sugar is an ideal choice for shortcrust pastry, it gives it a caramel color and taste. And in combination with spices it is very tasty!
Mix the dry ingredients thoroughly with a spoon, add the butter, cut into small cubes.
In a separate bowl, mix the chicken egg and a pinch of salt. Add mayonnaise and egg to the dough.
Quickly knead the dough for valentine cookies, it turns out quite soft, this is due to mayonnaise and eggs. If it is still tight, add a tablespoon of cold water. We put the finished dough in the refrigerator. The dough can also be frozen, it is stored for about a month. Meanwhile, we heat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
Sprinkle the board with wheat flour, roll out the dough with a thickness of about half a centimeter or thinner. Cut out the hearts with a large mold.
We shift the cut hearts onto a baking sheet, put at a small distance from each other. We cut out the middle with a small mold, put tiny hearts between large cookies.
If there are difficulties with the transfer of blanks to a baking sheet, then you can do this. Roll out the dough between two sheets of parchment for baking, remove one sheet. Place the blank on parchment on a baking sheet, cut out the shapes with shapes, and remove the trim. Workpieces cut in this way retain their perfect shape.
We send the pan to the preheated oven for 10 minutes. The exact baking time depends on the individual characteristics of the plate, it may vary slightly.
We take the cookies out of the oven, cool on a baking sheet, then sprinkle with icing sugar through a fine strainer.
Delicious gingerbread Valentine cookies for Valentine's Day are ready. Serve for coffee or tea. Enjoy your meal! Cook for loved ones, they appreciate it.
By the way, a very simple way to decorate pastries is to grease the surface with sugar fudge and dip in colored pastry topping.