Gingerbread or Mini Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread or Mini Gingerbread Houses
There are countless things to make out of gingerbread dough. We’ve made classic hearts with delicately piped icing, but you can also create these cute gingerbread houses.

180g sugar

100ml golden syrup

125g butter

1 tbsp ground ginger

1 tbsp ground cinnamon

½ tbsp ground cardamom

½ tbsp ground  cloves

450g flour

½ tbsp baking soda

Icing

1 egg white

180-240g icing sugar

Mix sugar, 100ml water and syrup in a saucepan and heat to a boil. Place butter and spices in a bowl and pour in the warm sugar syrup. Let the butter melt and stir, then let the mixture cool down to room temperature. Mix with flour and baking soda to make a firm dough in a blender, preferably with a flat beater rather than a hook. Leave in the fridge until the next day.

Roll the dough thinly, punch out the cookies and bake at 190°C (170°C fan forced) for 6-7 minutes, until they are a nice brown colour.

To make icing, whip the egg white and icing sugar until fluffy. To make houses, melt sugar to a caramel, and attach the walls and roof by dipping the edges in the caramel and gluing them together.

Xmas Cookies by Blavarg

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