Who said you could only see Ginger Cookies during Christmas seasons? With this Ginger Cookies – Banh Gung recipe, you can now make yourself crunchy and delicious cookies at home! These Vietnamese-styled ginger cookies are the same to the recipe of Ginger Bread cookies that we come across during Christmas seasons. The only difference is the decorations that we do on the cookies.
Also, if you are having family members coming over to your place for holidays, you can make these cookies as an alternative for the gifts that you want to give them. So, get your hands on this recipe and amaze your family members with your baking skills.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 85g margarine, at room temperature
- 50g fine brown sugar
- 70g golden syrup
- 1 egg yolk
- 250g all-purpose flour
- 2/3 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ginger powder
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1.4 teaspoon nutmeg or mixed spice powder
Decorative icing part
- 10ml unsweetened fresh milk
- 80g of icing sugar
- 10ml corn syrup
- A few drops of lemon juice or almond extract (clear essences to prevent icing)
- A little red paste or other colours of your choice
- Some chopped chocolate
- First, in a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar with a whisk until it is fluffy. Then, beat the egg yolks and golden brown syrup at low speed until they mix well.
- Next, sift the flour and baking soda evenly. Then, add them along with the ginger powder, cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder to the beaten butter. Using a wooden spoon, mix the mixture well.
- Once the dough is ready, transfer it to a flat surface and gently knead until a relatively smooth dough is obtained. Then, gently press down wrapped tightly with a plastic wrap. Refrigerate it for about 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180 ° C or 160 ° C with the fan mode set.
- Later, remove the dough from the fridge, place it between two pieces of baking paper and use a rolling pin until the dough is about 5mm thick. Next, cut the cookies into the desired shape using the cookie cutter. Then, transfer the cut pieces to a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
- Next, place the baking tray into the heated oven and bake for about 10-12 minutes. Then, remove the baking tray from the oven and leave aside until it completely cools down. Later, store them in a jar or a sealed container.
#Decorative and icing part
- Firstly, pour fresh milk in a bowl with about ¼ of the 80g icing sugar. Then, using a whisk, beat the egg. Simultaneously, add the remaining sugar gradually to beat.
- Next, add the corn syrup and lime essence, and mix it until the mixture is smooth.
- Then, ladle a small amount of white icing into a small bowl. Using a toothpick, take each preferred colour little by little and drop it in the small bowl. Mix well by using a small spoon to achieve the desired colour. Do the same with other colours.
- Later, put each coloured icing in a bag with a socket and a small round end.
- Place wholly cooled crackers on a paper-covered surface and slowly draw the desired shapes on the surface of the cookies. Sprinkle sugar on the cookie immediately after drawing the picture before the icing is allowed to dry.
6. Then, put the chopped chocolates in a bowl and water bath it until the chocolate completely melts. Next, transfer into a small bag and cut a small part of the bag and draw as you prefer.
- Lastly, once the decoration is done, leave the cookies in place until the icing hardens. Then, put them in a jar or wrap them into gift bags at room temperature. Ready to serve!
Ginger Cookies – Banh Gung Recipe
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