Gingerbread hearts

Gingerbread hearts

Based on 7 ratings

Difficulty

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

Ingredients

Servings:-10+
100 g 
butter
275 g 
honey
125 g 
sugar
1 tbsp 
molasses
2 tsp 
gingerbread spice
2 tsp 
cocoa powder
¼ tsp 
salt
600 g 
flour
1 tbsp 
baking powder
1  
egg
3  
egg whites
550 g 
confectioner's sugar
green food coloring
red food coloring
Metric
Imperial
  • 100 g butter
  • 275 g honey
  • 125 g sugar
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 2 tsp gingerbread spice
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 600 g flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1  egg
  • 3  egg whites
  • 550 g confectioner's sugar
  • green food coloring
  • red food coloring

Utensils

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

Nutrition per serving

Cal
657
Protein
8g
Fat
10g
Carb
133g

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.
  • 100 butter
  • 275 honey
  • 125 sugar
  • 1 tbsp molasses
  • 2 tsp gingerbread spice
  • 2 tsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ 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.
  • 600 flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1 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.
  • 3 egg whites
  • 550 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!