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4 baking pans


75g sugar

125ml water

125g brown sugar

1 egg

100g butter (at room temperature)

400g flour (+50g extra flour for kneading)

½ sachet baking powder

1 tbsp cinnamon


+flour for rolling out the dough


1 tbsp nutmeg powder

1 tbsp ginger powder/1 tbsp grated fresh ginger)


I have repeatedly said that I’d search for my Mom’s gingerbread recipe and my dear friend Corina came up with the idea to test it before St. Nicholas. Which we did, with the help of 3 cute boys and some 36-year-old handwritten instructions.


Leave the sugar caramelise on medium heat and pour water over it [you may reheat the mixture until the sugar melts if you get lumps].

The gingerbread dough will look like this before adding the flour

Mix the brown sugar and the egg; add the butter, the syrup mentioned above, the flour, the baking powder, and the cinnamon. [By dividing the dough into 4 pieces, we added cinnamon to only 2 pieces and sprinkled cinnamon on top of the gingerbread baked out of one of the two pieces.] You may add nutmeg and ginger if you wish.

Wrap the dough into a plastic film and let it sit in the fridge for half an hour.

When the time is up, divide the dough into the 4 pieces mentioned above, add only a little bit of flour and roll one piece out (you should get a thickness of approx. 1-1.5 cm) and then cut out the gingerbread cookies and place them into a baking pan lined with baking parchment.

Cut out the gingerbread cookies

Bake the gingerbread in the preheated oven, at 160°C, for 10-12 minutes.

Gingerbread ready to go into the oven!

We didn’t want to decorate our gingerbread cookies, but they turned out great – much like our baking collaboration! ♥

They were even tastier the next day!

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