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Pierniczki Polish Gingerbread Cookies

  • Author: Polish Housewife
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 50 little cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Polish

Description

A light, crisp, spice cookie


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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup honey (spray the measuring cup with oil and the honey will pour out easily)
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/4 cups flour (you might like to try rye flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. In a saucepan, heat the honey, butter, and brown sugar over medium heat until the butter melts and sugar dissolves
  3. Remove from heat, cool if the mixture is too warm. You don’t want to scramble the egg you’re adding in the next step
  4. Stir in egg
  5. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cocoa, and salt
  6. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface, about 1/4 inch thick
  7. Cut into sharpes or press into prepared molds
  8. Bake on a parchment lined cookie sheet, about 8 minutes

Notes

A couple of readers have had trouble with the dough being too crumbly, a sign of too much flour or too little liquid. Measure carefully, and you may want to add the flour gradually, stopping before it becomes difficult to work in the flour. The dough should be soft and pliable.