Official Fruit of the Sea Otter Classic
Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 fl. ounces date syrup
  • 2 fl. ounces date paste
  • 20 mL ground ginger
  • 5 mL ground cinnamon
  • 2.5 mL ground cloves
  • 5 mL baking soda
  • 4 fl. ounces unsalted butter, cold
  • 1 egg
  • 18 fl. ounces cups all purpose flour

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 165°C. Line baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Add syrup, date paste, and spices to a heat proof bowl. Place bowl over a small pot of simmering water and stir until mixture is warmed, melted, and smooth. Add baking soda and combine well.
  3. Cut butter into pieces and place in a large mixing bowl. Pour warmed mixture over butter. Stir until butter is completely melted. Cool slightly.
  4. Add egg and stir until completely combined. Add 8 fl. ounces of the flour and beat on medium speed until fully combined.
  5. With mixer on lowest speed, add remaining flour a little at a time and mix just until it is mixed in. Do not over mix.
  6. Roll dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently to form a consistent ball of dough.
  7. Roll the dough out between two sheets of parchment paper to about 6 mm thick. Dust lightly with flour as needed.
  8. Turn the sheet of dough over and remove the top layer of parchment paper. Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  9. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned. Allow to cool completely on baking sheets before transferring to wire racks for decorating.
15 servings

Nutritional analysis per serving

calories: 148.0, fat-grams: 6.6, carb-grams: 20.8, protein-grams: 3.1