Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

An easy-to-follow recipe for super chewy and soft red velvet cookies loaded with chocolate chips!

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

It’s not Christmas, not even Valentine’s Day, but these cookies remind of a festive time! My Red Velvet Chocolate Chip cookies are really chewy (like all my cookies) and would definitely be your favorite type of cookies if you’re a lover of all things red velvet. They’re super soft and moist from the inside, and filled with the goodness of white chocolate chips. Let’s just say these are going to be your buddies when you’re feeling down. ūüėČ

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Because these cookies look sooo good I went crazy taking their pictures, you won’t believe it but I have close to a 100 shots of them in different angles! They certainly look like a treat and will go down really well with people with a cup of tea or coffee (I suggest coffee ūüėČ ). The recipe is fairly simple and starts like all my cookies, with a simple cookie dough. However, unless all my cookies you don’t need to chill the dough.

I decided to not chill the dough this time to save on time and baked these right away, surprisingly, despite being on the room temp the cookie dough didn’t spread as much and the cookies were perfectly crunchy on the top and chewy in the middle. All in all I had a batch of 16 cookies ready in 30 minutes! These are quick, easy and taste fabulous, need more convincing? ūüėÄ

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

 

 

RECIPE: Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Makes: 16 cookies    Prep Time: 15 minutes      Baking Time: 9-10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • Flour, 1 cup or 130 grams
  • Cocoa Powder, 3 tablespoons
  • Baking Powder, 1 teaspoon
  • Salt, 1/3 teaspoon
  • Butter, 100 grams
  • Powdered Sugar, 100 grams
  • Vanilla Essence, 1 teaspoon
  • Red Food Color (Liquid= 1+1/2 tablespoon; Gel= a few drops)
  • Milk, 2 tablespoons
  • Chocolate Chips, 1/2 cup

METHOD

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius for about 10 minutes. Line a baking tray with parchment or butter paper and set aside.

In a bowl, whisk butter and sugar together for about a few minutes until they’re properly combined. Add in the vanilla essence and mix again.

In a small bowl, mix milk and red food colour together and mix them with the butter sugar mix.

Now sift in all the dry ingredients, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt into this bowl and mix. Get the dough together with the help of a spatula. If the dough seems dry add in a tablespoon or two of milk. Add in the chocolate chips.

The dough should look something like this. Neither too wet nor too dry.

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Now take a tablespoon of dough per cookie, make a ball and flatten it slightly. You should have about 16 cookies in the end. Line the cookie dough balls on the baking tray about 1 inch away from each other. These will spread but not too much.

Bake the cookies for 10 minutes at 180 degress Celsius. The cookies will look really soft when you take them out, do not lift them right away. Let the cookies cool down for atleast 10 minutes before you transfer them to a baking tray.

If your oven is small, you can bake these in batches too.

Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

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Red Velvet Chocolate Swirl Brownie Bars

Red Velvet Chocolate Swirl "Brownie" Bars

 

Half and Half Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

Half and Half Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 Giant Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookie

Giant Dark Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookie

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Cookie Bars with Oreos and Gems

A simple recipe to make chewy cookie bars with Oreos and Gems! You can add whatever you like and these bars will taste phenomenal¬†every time! P.S. They’re eggless ‚̧

Cookie Bars with Oreos and Gems

If you love Oreos and Gems or M&M’s these bars are for you..!

Hmm..So in short, these bars are for everyone.. because let’s face it who doesn’t like Oreos and Gems?! I made these bars after I came across a recipe on one of my favourite blogs Averie Cooks. Averie made the most gorgeous looking cookie bars with Oreos and M&M’s, and my heart just melted when I saw the pictures! I’ve adapted the recipe completely to fit my taste and to make these bars eggless. They’re chewy, loaded with Oreos and topped with lots and lots and lots of Gems! If you have kids, you must make these..I’m sure they’ll love them!

Cookie Bars with Oreos and Gems

If you’re wondering what cookie bars are and what they taste like, let me give you some insight. Cookie bars are made by baking cookie dough in a square brownie tin or a rectangular tin until a skewer inserted comes out clean with a few crumbs. You make cookie dough the regular way, only when it comes to baking you will treat them like cake batter. They’re extremely easy so if you’re scared of making cakes you must start with these. Cookie dough has a tendency to turn out great no matter what so you have no reason to worry. These bars will rise! ūüôā

In Averie’s recipe she used an egg but¬†a lot of my readers request for eggless recipes so this one’s for them! ‚̧ If you prefer the texture of eggs in your cookies¬†you can just add 1 egg and skip the milk altogether. Eggs are normally added to give moisture but these bars are moist enough so¬†don’t worry if you’re going the eggless route. You’re safe!

Cookie Bars with Oreos and Gems

You can add M&M’s to these cookies..I used the Indian equivalent of M&M’s i.e. Gems. They’re slightly sweeter but more or less the same so use whatever chocolate coated candy is available in your country! It doesn’t matter..what matters is taste, which is impeccable! ūüôā

Cookie Bars with Oreos and Gems

RECIPE: Cookie Bars with Oreos and Gems

Makes: 9 bars     Prep Time: 10 minutes      Baking Time: 20 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • Softened Butter, 100 grams or 1/2 cup
  • Sugar, 100 grams (half powdered white sugar and half dark brown sugar) or 1/2 cup
  • Vanilla Essence, 1 teaspoon
  • Flour, 130 grams or 1 cup
  • Baking Powder, 1 teaspoon
  • Salt, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Milk, 4 tablespoons
  • Oreos, 8-10
  • Gems, 1/2 cup

METHOD

Preheat oven for 10 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius. Line a square tin with parchment paper or foil and grease it with butter or oil. Set aside to be used later.

In a bowl, whisk butter until light in color and fluffy. The color of the butter will change slightly so don’t look for a dramatic change. Whisking for 2 minutes is enough.

Add in the sugars and whisk again for 2-3 minutes. Add vanilla essence and mix it in.

Add in the flour, baking powder and salt to the wet ingredients slowly and keep folding them in. Keep adding milk to make the dough easy to work with. Do not overmix. Once you no longer see dry flour bits stop mixing.

Toss in the Oreos and gems (leave some for the top) and fold them in. Transfer this dough to the lined tin and top with chopped up Oreos and leftover gems. Make it pretty!

Cookie Bars with Oreos and Gems

 

Cookie Bars with Oreos and Gems

Bake for 15 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius, then take out the tin and ¬†cover it with foil to avoid browning on top. Bake again for 5 more minutes. Allow to cool completely for at least 2 hours before you take them out. They’re really fragile at this point so be careful!

Once cool, cut cookie bars in squares and enjoy!

Looking for similar recipes? Try these…

Gems Cookies

Candy Cookies aka Gems Cookies

Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookies

Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookies

1 Giant Dark Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookie

Giant Dark Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookie

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Giant Dark Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookie

A really simple recipe to make one eggless giant chocolate chip sprinkle cookie! This cookie is moist, crumbly and oh-so-delicious!

 Giant Dark Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookie

 

There are times when you get a major cookie craving¬†but baking a batch of 20 cookies seems like too much work and then waiting for the dough to chill..another bummer..might as well hit the store and buy a pack right? Noo..WRONG! You will not do that..at least until I’m here to give you the solution – One Giant Dark Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookie recipe! This cookie is ready in under 30 minutes, is SO moist, crumbly and most importantly EGGLESSS!!! ūüôā

Giant Dark Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookie

Being a food blogger means my house is almost all the time full of food..my family is not a big fan of sugar so it’s up to me eat all of it and I’m just one person, how much can I eat?! And I feel bad about baking another batch until the first one is finished so this Giant Cookie was like a blessing to me! I was over with it in¬†a day flat. I’m almost ashamed to admit that I consumed half of this cookie in a single sitting. It’s so delicious with the right balance of chocolate, sugar and a hint of salt that I couldn’t stop myself..so consider this a warning and maybe ask someone to keep an eye on you. I wish I did ūüėČ

Giant Dark Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookie

 

This cookie is perfect for one, quick to make, eggless, full of chocolates and look fabulous with those colorful confetti sprinkles, can it get any better? Try it soon..I’m sure you’ll be blown away with how quick it was! P.S. You can thank me later for the recipe ūüėČ

RECIPE: 1 Giant Dark Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookie

Makes: 1 giant cookie      Prep Time: 10 minutes      Baking Time: 14 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • Softened Salted Butter, 2 tablespoons (Amul is just fine)
  • Light Brown Sugar, 3 tablespooons
  • Dark Brown Sugar, 1 tablespoon
  • Vanilla Essence, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Flour (maida),¬†3-1/2 tablespoons
  • Cocoa Powder, 2 tablespoons
  • Salt, a pinch
  • Baking Powder, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Milk, 4 tablespoons
  • Chocolate Chips, a handful
  • Sprinkles,¬†2 tablespoons

METHOD

Preheat the oven at 180 degrees celsius for 10 minutes and line a baking tray with parchment paper. My baking tray is black which causes the base to bake faster so I layer it with foil first and then put the parchment paper on top.

In a bowl, whisk the butter until it’s light in color and fluffy, 2 minutes with a hand whisk should suffice. Add in the sugars and whisk again for 2 more minutes. Add vanilla essence and mix it in.

Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt directly into the wet ingredients and mix. The dough will be dry so keep adding milk in between. You should have a cookie dough that looks like this:

Giant Dark Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookie

The cookie dough should not be too wet or too dry..Add in the chocolate chips and sprinkles and mix them in to make sure they’re evenly distributed.

Giant Dark Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookie

 

Make a ball of the cookie dough and slightly flatten it. Cover with chocolate chip and sprinkles.

Giant Dark Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookie

 

Bake the cookie at 180 degrees Celsius for 14 minutes. Once baked, let it cool for 10 minutes before you lift it and transfer to a wire rack.

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Looking for cookie recipes? Try these..

Snowflake Chocolate Cookies

Snowflake Chocolate Cookies

Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookies

Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookies

Half and Half Chocolate Chip Cookies

Half and Half Chocolate Chip Cookies

 

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No Bake Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Perfect snack on-the-go, these chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars are dangerously easy to make and taste fantastic! No more buying granola bars from the market because these ones taste better than the store bought bars!

No Bake Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

 

I’m a granola bar lover..especially because snacking on a granola bar makes me feel like I’m making the right choice. They may not be 100% healthy, but they’re definitely better than a bar of snickers! But I’ve always been skeptical about the ones you get at the supermarket so I thought¬†of giving these a shot at home.

No Bake Chocolate Chip Granola BarsNo Bake Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

If ¬†you’ve been reading my blog for sometime you might have figured out that I don’t give a damn about calories and fats..all I care about is the taste..so I took an average granola bar recipe and transformed it into something that is so freakin’ good that you will not be satisfied with just one.. ūüėČ You will need an entire batch for yourself!¬†The best part about these is you need ONLY 10 minutes (no kidding) to make a batch that will last you a few days. Can it get any better?

 

If you’re making these for the first time, you’re in luck..because I’ve got lots of process pictures to guide you. So get your ingredients ready and get cooking!

RECIPE: No Bake Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Makes: 6-8 medium sized bars   Time: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • Softened Butter, 3 tablespoons (Amul)
  • Dark Brown Sugar, 5 tablespoons
  • Vanilla Essence, 1 teaspoon
  • Quaker Oats, 1/2 cup
  • Fruit and Nut Muesli, 1/2 cup
  • Rice Puffs, 1 cup
  • Dried Cranberries, 1/3 cup (optional; you can use dried figs, cherries, raisins etc.)
  • Chocolate Chips, 1/4 cup

METHOD

Take a rectangular baking tray and line it with foil. Brush the foil with melted butter or oil. Set aside.

In a bowl, mix together, oats, rice puffs and muesli and set aside to be used later.

No Bake Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Transfer butter and dark brown sugar to a heavy bottomed pan.

No Bake Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Cook them¬†on medium flame until they’re melted and the mixture reaches a boil. Keep stirring the mixture using a spatula to avoid burning.

No Bake Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Once the mixture is boiling, lower the heat and let the sugar melt completely on a really low flame for exactly 2 minutes. Keep stirring.

No Bake Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Once you take the mixture off the heat, add in the vanilla essence and mix it in. Now toss in the dry ingredients you set aside (oats, muesli and rice puffs) before and mix them in too along with the dried cranberries.

Transfer this mixture in the baking tray you prepared in the first step and sprinkle chocolate chips over it. Now using a spatula pat down the ingredients to get a flat surface. Make sure the granola is tightly packed.

No Bake Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Refrigerate this for 2 hours and then cut out bars using a sharp knife. Make sure your granola bars are thick or they will break. Keep the bars¬†in the refrigerator. ūüôā

No Bake Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

Looking for more no-bake recipes? Try these…

No Bake Chocolate Chip Oats Cookies

No bake Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies (eggless, sugar free and gluten free)

No Bake 3 Layer Pudding

Chocolate pudding with brandy soaked plum cake and strawberries

 

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12 Valentine’s Day Special Recipes

Thinking of what to make for your loved one? Here are 12 recipes perfect for Valentine’s Day!

12 Valentine's Day Special Recipes

  • Marshmallow Brownies¬†–¬†These toasted marshmallow topped with super fudgy chocolate brownies will win over anyone. Try these out and you will not go back to eating a regular brownie again..and yes they‚Äôre¬†eggless!Marshmallow Brownies
  • Red Velvet Chocolate Swirl Brownies¬†– Is your better half a red velvet fan? YES? Then you need to give these red velvet chocolate swirl brownies a shot this Valentine’s day.¬†Red Velvet Chocolate Swirl "Brownie" Bars
  • Red Pepper Pomodoro Pasta¬†– You do need something savory for dinner, don’t you? Try this red pepper pomodoro pasta and wow your other half with this really easy recipe!¬†Roasted Red Pepper Pomodoro Pasta
  • Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting¬†– Not exactly valentine-y but I’ll still included it in the list because of the strawberry frosting. If not the lemon cupcakes, you can make a regular vanilla or a dark chocolate cake and top it with this frosting to make for the perfect valentine day dessert!¬†Lemon Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting
  • Strawberry and Banana Smoothie¬†– Start your day by serving this healthy strawberry and banana smoothie to your valentine. I’m sure they’ll appreciate the effort, especially if they’re health conscious!Strawberry and Banana Smoothie
  • Hershey’s Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting¬†– How about something other than just strawberries? This Heshey’s Chocolate Cake is topped with the best chocolate frosting in the world! Make it and get¬†ready for all the praises..<3Hershey's Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Frosting
  • Strawberry and Chocolate Chip Muffins¬†– An oldie but a goodie, make these strawberry and chocolate chip muffins¬†with melted chocolate and juicy strawberries!¬†strawberry and chocolate chip muffins
  • Cinnamon ¬†French Toast¬†– Another breakfast favourite, make these cinnamon french toasts and impress your love with some brekkie in bed. They’ll love you for it!Cinnamon French Toast
  • Dark Chocolate Raspberry Brownies¬†–¬†Make¬†these totally¬†irresistible Dark Chocolate Brownies with fresh Raspberries this festive season! They‚Äôre perfect to be served as a dessert with some ice cream or on its own with some tea or coffee!Dark Chocolate Raspberry Brownies
  • Chocolate Crepes¬†– These chocolate crepes filled with whipped cream, strawberries and chocolate chips are a perfect way ¬†to end your day!¬†Chocolate Crepes with Strawberries and Whipped Cream
  • Cranberry and White Chocolate Chip Cookies¬†-These cranberry and white chocolate chip cookies are a great way to say – I love you!¬†White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies
  • Dessert Kebabs¬†– Last but definitely my favourite of the lot – dessert kebabs are not just easy to put together but also look super fancy! It has strawberries, chocolate brownies and marshmallows..this combo screams¬†love!

Dessert Kebabs

 

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Snowflake Chocolate Cookies and 1 Year Anniversary Giveaway!

The fudgiest chocolate cookies you’ll ever eat, topped¬†beautiful snowflakes made with a really simple icing! My Snowflake Chocolate Cookies are perfect for this chilly weather!

Snowflake Chocolate Cookies

 

Before I start raving about these cookies let me just tell you that

Sugar & Spice by Radhika is 1!

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Last year on 23rd December I posted my first recipe on this blog, and I haven’t stopped since. It’s been a superb year full of my baking shenanigans and I’d like to thank you all for being a part of it. Especially all the bloggers on WordPress who’ve been sooooo kind to me! To celebrate my blogversary, I’m giving away a Philips hand mixer to anyone who tries my recipes and gives it their own personal twist! For more information and to take part in the contest, please head over to my Instagram profile NOWWWW! ūüėÄ

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Back to my cookies nowww…

Snowflake Chocolate Cookies

 

 

Winters are here and in Delhi they’re¬†really chilly this year. The temperature is way lower than¬†London’s and you can actually feel the chill creeping into your bones, I mean seriously! So I decided to bake (because that’s my answer to everything these days) and I baked these glorious looking snowflake chocolate cookies! For my¬†cookie base I used my ultimate chocolate cookie¬†recipe inspired by Sally’s Baking Addiction¬†and the icing is NOT royal icing, it’s a really simple mix of icing sugar, milk and vanilla essence!¬†The icing is great because I do not need raw eggs to make it, it’s really simple and vegetarian and needs no whipping like royal icing does!

Snowflake Chocolate Cookies

 

Snowflake Chocolate Cookies

 

Make these Snowflake Chocolate Cookies before the winters are over and enjoy them hot with my Hot Chocolate¬†! They’re oeey gooey, fudgy, and everything you want ¬†a chocolate cookie to be plus with gorgeous snowflakes on top!¬†Snowflake Chocolate Cookies

Recipe: Snowflake Chocolate Cookies

Makes: 15 cookies  Prep Time: 1 hours 20 minutes    Baking Time: 11 minutes

INGREDIENTS

For the chocolate cookies

  • All Purpose Flour,¬†1 cup or 130 grams
  • Baking Powder, 1 teaspoon
  • Cocoa Powder,¬†1/2 cup or 60 grams
  • Salt, 1/2 teaspoon
  • Softened Butter,¬†1/2 cup or 100 grams
  • Powdered Sugar,¬†1/2¬†cup or 60 grams
  • Dark Brown Sugar, 1/3 cup or 100 grams
  • Egg,¬†1
  • Vanilla Essence, 1 teaspoon
  • Milk, 2 tablespoons (if required)

For the icing

  • Icing sugar, 175¬†grams
  • Milk, 2 tablespoons
  • Vanilla Essence, 1 teaspoon

METHOD

Sift together flour, cocoa powder and baking powder (also salt if you’re using unsalted butter) in a bowl and keep aside.

In a separate bowl, whisk butter until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes and then add in the sugars (powdered and white). Whisk the sugars and butter until they’re properly combined for about 2-3 minutes. Now add in the egg and whisk again for a minute. Add in vanilla essence.

Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients little by little. Fold the ingredients together until you no longer see dry flour. Add the milk now and mix it in the dough.

Fold this cookies dough in cling film or foil and chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Chilling for an hour is must but 2 hours is preferred. This will make your cookie dough easier to handle.

Once your cookie dough is chilled take it out of the refrigerator and preheat the oven at 200 degrees Celsius for 10 minutes.

Line your baking tray with foil or parchment/butter paper.

Take about 1 tablespoon of dough from the dough and shape it into individual balls and slightly flatten them. Do not flatten them too much because the cookies will spread.

Bake the cookies in a preheated oven at 180 Degrees for 11 minutes. The cookies will appear to be really soft at first but they will firm up a bit once they cool down.

Now for the snowflakes!

While the cookies are cooling down, make your icing. Add all the ingredients listed under “for the icing” and mix them until all the icing sugar is mixed and you have a thick sheen less icing. Make sure your icing isn’t runny, you can assess that by looking at the amount of sheen in it. If your icing is really shiny that means it’s liquidy, add more icing sugar to it until the shine dulls out. Slightly runny icing is good as that will¬†be easier to work with.

Now add the icing in a piping bag and cut the bag (very little) from the mouth to make way for the icing to come out. Start making the snowflakes once your cookies are completely cool. Refer to my video below to learn how to make it.

Enjoy!!

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Looking for more cookie recipes, check these out…

Half and Half Chocolate Chip Cookies

Half and Half Chocolate Chip Cookies

White Chocolate Chips and Cranberry Cookies

White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookies

Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies (eggless, gluten free and sugar free)

Oatmeal Chocolate Cookies (eggless, sugar free and gluten free)

Gems Cookies (eggless)

Candy Cookies aka Gems Cookies

Peanut Butter White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter White Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies – 2 Ways

A Christmas classic, these Gingerbread cookies are really easy to make and are perfect to keep you warm this winter! 

Gingerbread Cookies

 

Christmas is here!

The season of fuzzy socks, hot chocolate and some gingerbread cookies is here! All one really needs this festive¬†season is some festive eating, so I bring you these ever so popular (for obvious reasons) and easy to make Gingerbread cookies. You will be surprised to know that I have never baked gingerbread anything before (because they look perfect if I may say so myself) and I’m glad to report back that they’re not as intimidating as they look and sound. These gingerbread cookies are actually like any other cookies that you’ll find on my blog only with icing, which again is my easy version!

Gingerbread CookiesGingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies are like any other cookies, the only difference is you use molasses or honey in them, I obviously went for the honey because it’s easier to find and these cookies still taste great. Another ingredient that you simply cannot miss is ginger powder, now before you freak out let me just tell you that ginger powder is not difficult to find. So head over to the nearest supermarket and get a jar.

Ideally the icing on gingerbread cookies or sugar cookies is royal icing which is egg whites and sugar, but I cannot fathom the thought of raw eggs topped on my cookies, so I went for my easier and equally delicious cookie icing made using icing sugar, vanilla and teeny bit of milk. It tastes great and there’s no raw poultry so we’re all safe! ūüėÄ

 

Gingerbread Cookies

 

I made two versions of gingerbread cookies, one is the regular version with cookie icing and the other was cut in shapes of Christmas trees to give these an added festive look, I decorated them with sprinkles! Don’t they look phenomenal? I cannot stop looking at these and it makes it so hard for me concentrate on the eating bit. :p

You can go crazy all you want and create as many types of cookies for your friends and family! Just have fun doing it!

Gingerbread Cookies

 

Gingerbread Cookies- 2 Ways

Makes: 18-20 large cookies    Prep Time: 3 hours 30 minutes   Baking Time: 15 minutes

PLEASE NOTE: All “Cup” measurements in the following recipe refer to measuring cups. Please do not confuse them with regular tea cups as that will ruin the recipe. Buy a set of measuring cups¬†and make your life easier! ūüôā

INGREDIENTS

For the Gingerbread Cookies

  • Flour, 2 cups or 250 grams
  • Ginger Powder, 2 teaspoons
  • Cinnamon Powder, 1 teaspoon
  • Baking Powder, 1 teaspoon
  • Salt, 1/4 teaspoon
  • Softened Butter, 1 cup or 200 grams
  • Light¬†Brown Sugar, 1/2 cup
  • Dark Brown Sugar, 1/4 cup
  • Honey, 3 tablespoons
  • Egg, 1 (at room temp.)
  • Vanilla essence, 1 teaspoon

For the Icing

  • Icing sugar, 175¬†grams
  • Vanilla essence, 1 teaspoon
  • Milk, 1-2 tablespoons
  • Food color (red/pink), a couple of drops
  • Sprinkles

METHOD

In a bowl, sift together flour, ginger powder, cinnamon powder, baking powder and salt and keep aside.

In a separate bowl, whisk butter until pale in colour (for about 2¬†minutes). Add the sugars to it and whisk until they’re combined (about 2-3 minutes). If you cannot find dark brown sugar use light brown sugar in place of it. Avoid using white granulated sugar in the recipe.

Add in the honey, egg and vanilla essence and mix until they’re combined. Avoid over mixing at this stage.

Add in the dry ingredients that you set aside in the first step to the wet ingredients little by little and keep mixing with a spatula until everything is combined and you have a dough. The dough will be tough to get together in the beginning but you can add a teaspoon of milk to help you get it together. Do not make it too wet but the dough shouldn’t too hard to work with too at this stage.

Cover the dough with foil and refrigerate it for 3 hours or overnight.

Take the dough out and start preheating your oven at 180 degrees Celsius.

Roll out the dough to about 1/8th of an inch thick and cut out shapes using cookie cutters. You can use any cookie cutter that you fancy. Make sure you sprinkle flour or icing sugar on the kitchen top and on the dough to avoid sticking.

You may have to do this in batches depending upon the size of your oven. Bake the first batch and cover the dough for the second batch so that it doesn’t dry out. Once your first batch is ready, you can start rolling the second batch and making cookies like usual.

Gingerbread Cookies

 

Once you cut out shapes, transfer them to a baking tray and bake the cookies for about 12 minutes at 180 degrees celsius. If they’re not golden just yet, bake them for 3 more minutes until the edges¬†start to become golden.

Cookies will be soft when you take them out so them cool as they will slightly harden after that.

While your cookies are cooling down you can prepare your icing, mix icing sugar, vanilla and milk in a bowl using a spoon until you have a white thick cookie icing. Whisk this for a minute so that no lumps are formed.

Take 1/3rd of this icing and transfer it to a second bowl. Add food color to to it and leave the larger portion of the icing white, you’re going to need a lot of white.

Start the fun part! Decorating!

Gingerbread Cookies

 

Step 1: Outline the gingerbread man cookies with white icing and make eyes, smile and buttons using the colored icing.

Step 2: Outline the Christmas tree cookies with white icing and then fill it will white icing too. You can also go for a green color. Top with sprinkles while the icing is still wet and let it dry down.

Step 3; Leave the cookies to dry down for about 2 hours.

And ENJOY!

For more Christmassy recipes..stay tuned !

Gingerbread cookie recipe adapted from Melanie Cooks. Cookie icing recipe is Sugar & Spice by Radhika original.

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Looking for some more Christmassy recipes? Try these..

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

Dark Chocolate Raspberry Brownies

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies

Caramel Brownies

Caramel Brownies

Red Velvet Chocolate Swirl Brownie Bars

Red Velvet Chocolate Swirl "Brownie" Bars