Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies

My first batch of gingerbread cookies were quite pale after bake so I decided to bake another lot with cocoa powder.  Satisfied :)

My 2nd attempt on decorated cookies and they turned out better than my expectation :) Happy!

Packed and ready to be given away.

Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies
63g butter, room temperature
85g light brown sugar
150g sugar syrup
420g plain flour
20g cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
2.5 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp salt
70ml water

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degree C.
  2. Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt & spices together.
  3. Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy, add molasses and cream till well mixed.
  4. Add in the flour and water alternately and mix till combined.
  5. Rest mixture for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Roll dough on a very lightly floured surface or waxed paper and cut into your desired design.
  7. Bake for between 10 - 12 minutes depending on the thickness of your cookies. Cookie is done when it springs back lightly when pressed.
  8. Leave to cool completely before decorating with icing.


Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

I did cookie too, but mine is chocolate man cookie, ho ho ho!!
Merry Christmas to you!!

Anonymous said...

Wow!! These GingerBread Man look GREAT!! :) Still hunting for the cutter and u can say me stubborn, I still want to make the Gingerbread man shape i.s.o. other shapes lah.. Thanks! MH

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

These gingerbreads are so lovely ! Wishing you and your family a merry merry christmas and a wonderful 2010

Irene said...

wish I have enough ingredients on hand to try this our.. sigh..

Pei-Lin said...

These cookies look very adorable & festive!! However, I do notice most Asians are not too fond of spiced ones, eh?

Merry X'mas & Happy 2010!


DG said...

Hi Blessed Homemaker,

Your Chocolate Gingerbread Cookies look very cute & well decorated.

Merry X'mas & Happy New Year to you and your family :)

mywy said...

hello, i tried making these cookies today as i thought they looked lovely. I'm not sure why and how, but the cookies turned out very thick, not as thin as those in the pictures. I'm unsure of the reason as i followed the recipe exactly. Also, the cookie batter was very dry and kept cracking, was there too much flour? Do you know the reason why this happened? Thanks for the recipe anyway:]
<3 Mavis

Blessed Homemaker said...

Your cookies look cute!

Did you managed to buy the cookie cutter?

Pearlyn & DG,
Ooops, I'm late but Merry Christmas to you and your family too!

Make for you next year ;-)

Pei Lin,
I think besides spices, most Asians don't like chewy cookies, they prefer crispy ones.

Blessed Homemaker said...

Your dough is too dry. Try adding more water (1 tablespoon at a time) and knead till you get a smooth dough. Try to roll your dough thinner next time.

Anonymous said...

how to make the sugar syrup?

Blessed Homemaker said...

I bought the syrup from Phoon Huat