Perfect Gingerbread Men with Royal Icing

Perfect Gingerbread Men with Royal Icing requires approximately 40 minutes from start to finish. One portion of this dish contains around 2g of protein, 4g of fat, and a total of 232 calories. This recipe serves 24 and costs 32 cents per serving. It works well as a hor d'oeuvre. A mixture of salt, powdered sugar, milk powder, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so delicious. 140 people were impressed by this recipe. It is brought to you by Culinary Covers. Christmas will be even more special with this recipe. It is a good option if you're following a lacto ovo vegetarian diet. Overall, this recipe earns a rather bad spoonacular score of 22%. Similar recipes include Gingerbread Men With Meyer Lemon Icing, Gingerbread Cookies with Royal Icing, and Gingerbread Cookies with Royal Icing.

Servings: 24

Preparation duration: 30 minutes

Cooking duration: 10 minutes

 

Ingredients:

1 tsp. baking soda

6 Tbsp. melted butter

1 large egg

3 1/2 cups flour

1/4 tsp. ground allspice

2 tsp. ground cinnamon

1/4 tsp. ground cloves

1 Tbsp. ground ginger

2/3 cup light brown sugar

2 Tbsp. meringue powder

3/4 cup molasses

1 lb. powdered sugar

1 tsp. salt

1 Tbsp. melted shortening

6 Tbsp. water

Equipment:

hand mixer

bowl

oven

baking paper

baking sheet

ziploc bags

Cooking instruction summary:

1.  In a large bowl, sift together dry ingredients- through allspice.  In a separate large bowl, mix butter, shortening, sugar, molasses and egg with an electric mixer.  Beat in flour mixture in two additions.2.  Divide the dough in half, wrap in plastic and pat to 1/2-inch thick.  Chill 2 hours.3.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  On a floured surface, roll out each piece of dough to 1/4-inch thick, dusting with flour, if needed.  Cut into 3 to 5-inch gingerbread men and arrange 1-inch apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.  Brush off the excess flour and chill 15 minutes.4.  Bake until cookies are golden around the edges, 10 to 12 minutes.  Transfer to a rack to cool, then decorate.5.  Prepare icing:  Sift meringue powder and confectioner's sugar into a large bowl.  Beat in water with a mixer until glossy with soft peaks  Tint with food coloring, if desired.6.  To draw:  Transfer the icing to a resealable plastic bag; snip the tip of one corner.  For dots:  hold the bag at a 90 degree angle.  For outlines, hold it at a 45 degree angle.  Pipe onto the cooled cookies.  To fill:  draw an outline with the icing, then thin the icing with milk or water until it's the consistency of glue and spread inside the outline with a paintbrush.

 

Step by step:


1.   In a large bowl, sift together dry ingredients- through allspice.  In a separate large bowl, mix butter, shortening, sugar, molasses and egg with an electric mixer.  Beat in flour mixture in two additions.2.  Divide the dough in half, wrap in plastic and pat to 1/2-inch thick.  Chill 2 hours.3.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  On a floured surface, roll out each piece of dough to 1/4-inch thick, dusting with flour, if needed. 

2. Cut into 3 to 5-inch gingerbread men and arrange 1-inch apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. 

3. Brush off the excess flour and chill 15 minutes.4. 

4. Bake until cookies are golden around the edges, 10 to 12 minutes. 

5. Transfer to a rack to cool, then decorate.5.  Prepare icing:  Sift meringue powder and confectioner's sugar into a large bowl.  Beat in water with a mixer until glossy with soft peaks  Tint with food coloring, if desired.6.  To draw: 

6. Transfer the icing to a resealable plastic bag; snip the tip of one corner.  For dots:  hold the bag at a 90 degree angle.  For outlines, hold it at a 45 degree angle.  Pipe onto the cooled cookies.  To fill:  draw an outline with the icing, then thin the icing with milk or water until it's the consistency of glue and spread inside the outline with a paintbrush.


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