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Gingerbread cookies

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.


For the gingerbread cookies

  • In a bowl, add the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, cloves, baking soda, ginger, pepper, salt, and mix with a spoon. Set aside.
  • In a mixer’s bowl, add the butter, the sugar, and beat with the whisk attachment at high speed for 5-6 minutes, until the mixture becomes fluffy.
  • When necessary, stop the mixer, and with a silicone spatula with wooden handle, scrape down the sides of the bowl. Then, keep beating.
  • Add one egg, and as soon as it is incorporated, add the next one. Lastly, add the honey and beat until the ingredients are homogenized.
  • Then, add the mixture of the solid ingredients and beat at low speed for 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove the bowl from the mixer and with your hands, knead the dough for a while. Cut into four even pieces, fold each one separately in parchment paper, and refrigerate them for 1-2 hours.
  • Preheat the oven to 180ο C (356ο F) set to fan.
  • Remove one dough piece from the refrigerator, and transfer it onto a floured surface. Dust the dough with flour and with a rolling pin, roll it out until it is 1-2 mm thick.
  • With Christmas cookie cutters, shape the cookies and transfer them onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes. Remove and allow 30 minutes for them to cool. When you remove from the oven, they will still be soft. For as long as they are cooling, they will become harder and crispier.
  • Follow the same process for all of the dough pieces.

For the royal icing

  • In a mixer’s bowl, add the egg whites and beat for 1-2 minutes until they become a meringue.
  • Add the icing sugar, after having it sifted, the lemon juice, and keep beating for 1-2 minutes.
  • Divide the mixture into three bowls, and add, in the first one, the red food coloring paste, in the second the green one, and mix. Leave the third one white.
  • Place each mixture into a pastry bag and decorate the cookies with any kind of Christmas candy that you like.
  • Sprinkle with the Christmas toppings, let them dry, and serve.


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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
8 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
7 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
16 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
10 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
12 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
5 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
4 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
4 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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