Because it's Decembrrr… letterpress gingerbread cookies

5 Dec

xmasletterpressbiscuits Because it's Decembrrr... letterpress gingerbread cookies A while ago, I had the thought of using
our wooden letterpress blocks to
stamp letters into cookies.

I tried it. It wasn’t a failure.
But it wasn’t a great success either.

Then my husband tracked me down
some letterpress cookie cutters instead.

With Blook Club 3 on Sunday,
I thought it was the perfect excuse
to try them out…

dough cp Because it's Decembrrr... letterpress gingerbread cookies So I made up a lump of gingerbread dough
based on an adaptation of this recipe
(Lump being the technical term of course!)

140g unsalted butter
100g dark muscovado sugar
6 soup-spoons of golden syrup
350g plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 teaspoon powdered ginger

Heated up the sugar, butter and syrup
then mixed in the rest until there was
a lump of gingerbread ready to go!

dough u cp Because it's Decembrrr... letterpress gingerbread cookies Then it was just as simple as pressing
the letter you wanted into the dough…
firmly or they lost their shape when rising.

joy cookies Because it's Decembrrr... letterpress gingerbread cookies And then cutting them out using the cutters…
Much simpler than my original plan!

blookclubcookies Because it's Decembrrr... letterpress gingerbread cookies And then they went into the oven
for 10 minutes at 200C…

xmascookies convopieces Because it's Decembrrr... letterpress gingerbread cookies And the finished result…
Not bad for a first attempt!

I did consider icing the letters
but thought that might
look like they’d been iced on…
which would defeat the point!

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What will you be baking this Xmas?
I’ll definitely be making more of these
and some of Danae’s amazing brownies
that she brought to Blook Club too.

*****

P.S. I owe the title of this post
to this gorgeous illustration
(found via Wit + Delight‘s pinterest)
… it’s blooming freezing isn’t it!

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