DIY gingerbread hearts

DIY gingerbread hearts

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Difficulty

Medium 👍
45
min.
Preparation
15
min.
Baking
420
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings2
20 g
butter
55 g
honey
25 g
sugar
¼ tbsp
molasses
tsp
gingerbread spice
tsp
cocoa powder
tsp
salt
120 g
flour
¼ tbsp
baking powder
¼
egg
egg whites
110 g
confectioner's sugar
green food coloring
red food coloring
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Utensils

large pot, kitchen towel, fine sieve, hand mixer with dough hooks, large bowl, oven, silicone baking mat or plastic wrap, parchment paper, 2 baking sheets, knife, rolling pin, 3 small bowls, 3 tips, 3 piping bags

How-To Videos

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Nutrition per serving

Cal657
Protein8 g
Fat10 g
Carb133 g
  • Step 1/5

    Add butter, honey, sugar, molasses, gingerbread spice, cocoa powder, and salt to a pot over medium heat and stir to combine. Keep stirring until the sugar is dissolved, then remove from heat and let cool down.
    • 20 g butter
    • 55 g honey
    • 25 g sugar
    • ¼ tbsp molasses
    • tsp gingerbread spice
    • tsp cocoa powder
    • tsp salt
    • large pot

    Add butter, honey, sugar, molasses, gingerbread spice, cocoa powder, and salt to a pot over medium heat and stir to combine. Keep stirring until the sugar is dissolved, then remove from heat and let cool down.

  • Step 2/5

    Sift flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Add egg and butter-honey mixture and knead until a smooth dough forms. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rest for at least 7 hrs.
    • 120 g flour
    • ¼ tbsp baking powder
    • ¼ egg
    • kitchen towel
    • fine sieve
    • hand mixer with dough hooks
    • large bowl

    Sift flour and baking powder into a large mixing bowl. Add egg and butter-honey mixture and knead until a smooth dough forms. Cover with a kitchen towel and let rest for at least 7 hrs.

  • Step 3/5

    Preheat oven to 200°C/390°F. Roll out dough on a silicone baking mat or in between two sheets of plastic wrap. It should be 1-cm/0.4-in thick. Cut out ten heart-shaped forms and transfer them onto two parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake in the oven for approx. 12 – 15 min. Remove from oven and transfer onto a neutral underground when still warm. Let cool down completely.
    • oven
    • silicone baking mat or plastic wrap
    • parchment paper
    • 2 baking sheets
    • knife
    • rolling pin

    Preheat oven to 200°C/390°F. Roll out dough on a silicone baking mat or in between two sheets of plastic wrap. It should be 1-cm/0.4-in thick. Cut out ten heart-shaped forms and transfer them onto two parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake in the oven for approx. 12 – 15 min. Remove from oven and transfer onto a neutral underground when still warm. Let cool down completely.

  • Step 4/5

    For the icing, add egg whites to a large mixing bowl. Sieve confectioner’s sugar into the bowl, then beat until fluffy and stiff. Divide into three parts and add red and green food coloring to one part each. The third part stays white.
    • egg whites
    • 110 g confectioner's sugar
    • green food coloring
    • red food coloring
    • fine sieve
    • large bowl
    • 3 small bowls

    For the icing, add egg whites to a large mixing bowl. Sieve confectioner’s sugar into the bowl, then beat until fluffy and stiff. Divide into three parts and add red and green food coloring to one part each. The third part stays white.

  • Step 5/5

    Transfer all three icings into separate piping bags with tips. Decorate gingerbread hearts as desired and enjoy for yourself or as a gift!
    • 3 tips
    • 3 piping bags

    Transfer all three icings into separate piping bags with tips. Decorate gingerbread hearts as desired and enjoy for yourself or as a gift!

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