14 January 2020
San Carlos Powdered Sugar
The traditional gingerbread cookies are a classic Christmas treat. Known also as Gingerbread Man, these cookies originated in 15th and 16th century Europe.
According to historians, during the holidays, chefs and bakers back then used to prepare the cookie dough with ginger and other spices (such as cinnamon). It is said Elizabeth I, Queen of the United Kingdom used to serve gingerbread cookies to her most distinguished guests during celebrations in the palace.
This week we present you how to prepare these delicious cookies at home.
For the cookies:
- 280 g. all-purpose flour
- 3 g. salt
- 200 g. cornstarch
- 200 g. SAN CARLOS POWDERED SUGAR
- 300 g. butter, cubed
- 3 g. ground ginger
- 80 g. sweetened cocoa
- 2 g. ground cinnamon
- 2 g. ground nutmeg
- 5 ml. vanilla extract
- 2 egg yolks
For the icing glaze:
- 2 egg whites
- 350 g. SAN CARLOS POWDERED SUGAR
- Lemon drops
- Several food coloring extract
- Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Add in the center of the mixture, butter, vanilla extract and egg yolks. Stir well until homogenous.
- Refrigerate for two hours.
- Stretch the dough over a floured surface using a rolling pin.
- Cut the dough in holiday shapes.
- Bake at 160ºC (320ºF) for 15 minutes.
- Stir the egg whites until stiff.
- Add SAN CARLOS POWDERED SUGAR until even.
- Add food coloring at taste.
- Decorate your cookies!
Note: lemon drops are for mix whitening (not needed if food coloring is added).