Are we really two days away from Christmas?!?! Before signing off for the next few days, I would like to take the opportunity to wish all my friends, family, readers of this blog/publications I write for, and clients a wonderful Christmas! I hope your table will be filled with love, joy, great food and wine.
Oh, and cookies. Because one can never have too many Christmas cookies! Here is my recipe for gingerbread men. Consider it a little present from me to you!

Gingerbread Men
Makes approx. 20 cookies

  • 300g all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2tsp warm spices (speculaaskruiden, pumpkin pie spice or pain d’épice spices
  • 130g butter
  • 125g raw cane sugar
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • 1-2 tbsps full-fat milk

Put the flour, salt, baking powder, spices, butter and sugar in a food processor and pulse until the mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs. Add the egg and 1 tbsp of milk and pulse again until the dough comes together. You may need to add the other tbsp of milk if the dough is too dry. Take the dough out of the bowl, shape into two disks and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Preheat the oven to 180C and roll out the dough on a well floured surface to a thickness of about 5mm. Cut out cookies and place them on a lined baking sheet with a little space between them. Bake for 10-15 minutes, in batches. Leave to cool on a wire rack and decorate as you wish.

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