Spicy Christmas cookies with honey, ginger and rum frosting

10 persons | 80 minutes

They taste incredibly spicy and aromatic with ginger, cloves, pepper, honey and cocoa. The frosting has a wonderful rum flavor with cinnamon.

Rating: Ø 5 ( 2 votes )
Spicy Christmas cookies with honey
Spicy Christmas cookies with honey

10 persons | 80 minutes

They taste incredibly spicy and aromatic with ginger, cloves, pepper, honey and cocoa. The frosting has a wonderful rum flavor with cinnamon.

Rating: Ø 5 ( 2 votes )

Ingredients

Dough

  • 85g butter, softened
  • 90g brown sugar
  • 100g honey, runny
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 235g flour + for sprinkling
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¹⁄₂ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ginger , ground
  • ¹⁄₂ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¹⁄₄ tsp pepper
  • 1 pinch ground cloves
  • 1 pinch salt

Frosting

  • 80g caster sugar
  • 1 pinch cinnamon
  • 15g butter
  • 1 tbsp dark rum
  • 1 tsp water

Instructions

Dough

  1. Mix the softened butter, sugar and honey in a bowl.
  2. Add the egg yolks and stir again.
  3. Mix together the flour, cocoa, baking powder, spices and salt.
  4. Stir the flour mixture into the butter mixture.
  5. The dough Knead into a ball on a floured work surface.
  6. Place the ball of dough, wrapped in cling film, in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  7. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
  8. Preheat the oven to 190 °C.
  9. Flour the work surface.
  10. Roll out the dough on the work surface to a thickness of approx. 5mm.
  11. Use any biscuit cutters you like.
  12. Put the biscuits on the trays.
  13. Bake the Christmas biscuits for approx. 7-10 minutes.
  14. Let the biscuits cool down.

Frosting

  1. Sieve the icing sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl.
  2. Stir in the melted butter, rum and warm water.
  3. Stir until smooth with a whisk.
  4. Spread the frosting over the Christmas cookies and allow to set.

The icing can also be mixed with lemon juice instead of rum.

Utensils

  • food processor
  • rolling pin
  • cookie cutters
  • kitchen brush
  • whisk