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#1 Sun 14 Nov 10 9:42pm

m.reno

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Occupation Student
From Lebanon
Member since Mon 03 May 10

Gingerbread Cookies

Hi!
It's almost Christmas and I'd like to make some gingerbread cookies this year.
So, can anyone give me a nice recipe with an icing that doesn't involve raw eggs?
Thanks.

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#2 Sun 14 Nov 10 10:40pm

Anna

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Member since Fri 15 Apr 05

Re: Gingerbread Cookies

Which type of gingerbread do you mean?  The crisp, dark kind or the softer Lebkuchen type?

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#3 Mon 15 Nov 10 5:47am

RedfoxEstonia

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From Tallinn, Estonia
Member since Tue 16 Mar 10

Re: Gingerbread Cookies

IŽll copy and enrich my post from Christmas cookies:

old style gingerbread

700-800 g flour
2 tbsp baking powder + 1 tsp baking soda
200 g butter
1 dl (150 g) double cream
250 g malt syrup
250 g brown sugar
1 tsp cardamom
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp ginger
1 tbsp clove
1 tbsp grated (dried) orange peel
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice

heat the syrup and let the sugar melt in it. add butter and spices and orange peel, let it simmer until thickens. cool and add cream. mix the flour and baking powder and soda. add gradually until the dough is thick enough. roll into a loaf, wrap in plastic and keep in the fridge for 4-5 days. bake gingerbread in whatever shape you like. for decorating, mix powdered sugar with beetroot juice, turmeric or peppermint extract to get different colors, then use your imagination. one can also make hollow gingerbread with different color caramels melted inside - make windows, flowers etc.

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#4 Mon 15 Nov 10 11:45am

falconcy

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From Limassol, Cyprus
Member since Tue 19 Dec 06

Re: Gingerbread Cookies

I got some Lebkuchen today from Lidl. Bloody delicious and worth wading through the zombie onslaught of mindless morons who seem to shop there to get it.

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