Christmas gingerbread cookies...

I've finally had a chance to make this year's Christmas gingerbread, or should I say cookies. The smell of gingerbread is an ultimate sign of Christmas for me. This recipe should produce a gingerbread loaf cake, but I made round cookies rather then a loaf. My cookies won't go on the Christmas tree, some of them will end up as a home made edible presents, the rest will stay with us to make our Christmas  celebrations  that bit more delicious ;)

How to make it...
- 4 cups plain flour
- 1 cup honey
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
- 2 packs gingerbread spice
- hand full of raisins
- hand full of walnuts, chopped
- 1 teaspoon vanilla sugar

Sift the flour and add sugar, vanilla sugar, gingerbread spice. In another bowl mix eggs and honey and add it to the flour. Mix well together. Dissolve soda in 1/2 cup of water and immediately add to the dough. Add raisins, walnuts and mix till everything is well combined. Transform the dough into a baking tin or with a spoon place 'cookies' onto a baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven in 180 C, gingerbread loaf for 40 minutes, cookies for 20 minutes. Let it coll down and you can decorate it with some icing sugar etc. It will keep well for even 3 weeks - what's more, it will mature and will taste better with time.


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