I'm sure each of you could feel this spicy taste in the mouth, just read the headline. The classic ginger biscuits (cookies) - that will decorate your New Year's holiday without a doubt better than any store or baking chocolate! This incredible fragrance - .mmm ... ... - unlikely to leave anyone indifferent. A winter evenings with him will truly atmospheric :)

Для меня классическое имбирное печенье – безусловно, вкус детства. Возможно, некоторые из вас еще застали те времена, когда можно было купить его в отечественных бумажных пачках. В нашей семье почему-то особой популярностью оно пользовалось зимой.

My recipe for ginger cookies is not worse than that of childhood. On the contrary - there is room for experiment. About mad aroma of fresh spices and do not have to say, by a box of cookies to pass just will not be able to :)

Also in this recipe I am very like another and that, roll the dough thin-thin, you get crisp cookies (it practically melts in your mouth :), and making it thicker - those gingerbread cookies are a little softer. Personally, I like both.

Keep the classic ginger biscuits in a tin can up to several months. Therefore, this blank is enough for the whole winter.

Having prepared the party, put a few pieces to hang on the Christmas tree: a trifle, but it looks magical ... and delicious smell!

And, of course, the most pleasant moment - is to give gingerbread, packed in bags or foil.

Classic Gingerbread Cookie Recipes


  • wheat flour* - 200 g;
  • butter - 100 g;
  • sugar cane - 70 g;
  • egg - 1 pieces;
  • Honey - 3 tsp;
  • Soda is an almost complete 1 tsp;
  • Cinnamon - 1 tsp;
  • cardamom - 1 tsp;
  • Dried ginger powder - 2 tsp;
  • clove - ½ tsp;
  • cocoa** (Optional) - 1 tbsp

*If you want, you can replace the flour of wheat or wholegrain rye (eg, 120 g flour and whole wheat 80 g). This will not affect the taste :)

**Cocoa added to the classic ginger biscuits is not required. Sometimes I divide the dough into 2 parts, one of which add cocoa. Focus on your own.


Spices as necessary to grind in a mortar or a coffee grinder to a fine powder. All Sift dry ingredients (flour, spices, baking soda).

Butter (room temperature) Beat the sugar 1-2 minutes until fluffy. Add to the mixture of egg and liquid honey (if thick honey, then melt it in a water bath), whip again.

Add the oil mix to the dry ingredients in parts. With the mixer knead the dough or the blade (which happens quite sticky and soft - do not let that scare, more flour, I advise you not to add, otherwise the cookies will be a very "tight").

The dough is wrapped in foil and put into the refrigerator for at least an hour (preferably longer possible for the night). After the refrigerator the dough is easy to work with.

After the specified time to get the dough, divide into several parts: while working with one, the other can be kept in the refrigerator.

Parchment little sprinkle with flour and roll out the dough directly on it! Adjust thickness of your choice! again: most (!) is thin Roll out, you get crunchy cookies, roll thicker- gingerbread.

Cut figurines using molds or inverted glass. Remains clean test.

Parchment transfer to a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 180-190 degrees.

The classic ginger biscuits (thin) bake 5-7 minutes (Do not overdo!) Until golden in color. Gingerbread thicker - minutes 9-12.

The classic ginger biscuits. PS

Note: Immediately after baking cookies just myagkovataya. Once cooled, it becomes hard and crunchy.

If you want to decorate a gingerbread Christmas tree, make a hole on top (before you put in the oven) using a cocktail tubules.

If the dough is cooked, you can not use at a time, simply place it in the freezer. There it can be stored for up to several months. When it will be enough to unfreeze it and - voila - a new batch of classic gingerbread on the way!

The classic ginger biscuits (cookies), you can decorate, causing icing based on powdered sugar. This does not prevent a cookie is stored for a long time!

Would you like to surprise guests and relatives on the eve of the Christmas holidays - bake German Stolle on the classic recipe. I assure you, nothing like you have not tried!

Warming each other, because very soon the cold winter