Gingerbread cookies recipe with icing

This gingerbread cookies recipe is great! It’s delicious cookies creates a holiday mood in your home!

gingerbread cookies and icing


For cookies:

1 cup butter, softened

1 1/2 cups white sugar

1 large egg

1 1/2 tablespoons orange zest

2 tablespoons dark corn syrup

3 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking soda

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

1/2 teaspoon salt

For icing:

4 egg whites

4 cups sifted confectioners sugar

1 teaspoon lemon extract



Mix the spices, baking soda and salt. Sift the flour and stir with spices.

Mix the butter and sugar using a mixer, add the egg and whip. Add the orange zest and corn syrup.

Add flour mixture in whipped mass and mix well. Chill dough for 2 hours.

Grease a baking surface oil.

On floured surface, roll the dough into ¼ inch thick layer. Cut into shapes using cookie cutters. Put the cookies on a baking surface for a short distance from each other, and bake for about 10 minutes in a preheated 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) oven.

In a clean dry bowl, beat whites, gradually adding and lemon extract. Beat with a mixer at maximum speed until the mixture thickens.

Chilled cookie decorate various patterns icing. Use a pastry bag (or squeeze bottles) to squeeze trickle icing.

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Gingerbread cookies recipe