Saturday, December 20, 2008

Gingerbread Dream Cookies


Another cookie recipe using baking ammonia! I know this is scary for some of you, but don't worry - it's easy to use, but it will give off a very strong smell just when you open the oven. You can't substitute it in this type of cookie! The result will be a very light and aerated crunchy cookie, the kind that immediately shatters into a thousand pieces when you break into it. Irresistible!

This makes a really delicious spicy christmas cookie. (And if you should have any left over, you can definitely freeze them.) I have not tried this with vanilla extract, so I don't know if that will work. If you can't get powdered vanilla, just skip it. If you want to try with vanilla extract, I'd add it at the same time as the oil.

Gingerbread Dream Cookies
40 small cookies

75 g butter
150 g sugar
50 ml neutral oil
150 g all purpose flour
1 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla, powdered
1/2 tsp baking ammonia

Beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Carefully add the oil. Mix the flour and the spices and baking ammonia separately, and stir into the cookie dough.

Roll small balls (somewhere between the size of a walnut and a hazelnut) and place on a cookie sheet. Bake at 150°C for 18-20 minutes.

Recipe in Swedish:


Jessica said...

And anyone suggesting you bind the crumbly dough with an egg as someone on Epicurious once did should be immediately decapitated. If we are to be less violent, pointed in the snickerdoodle-direction.

Karin said...

Really tasty! I used regular baking powder since I couldn't find baking ammonia - just doubled the amount and it worked fine. My husband thouhght they were really dry and strange, until I gave him a glass of milk to have with them - after that he just ate...

Anonymous said...

Hej Anne!
I was wondering, are these cookies the same as snöiga kakor? I have seen recipes on the internet and they look very similar. I'd be glad if you could let me know.

Great blog as usual!
Greetings from London

Anne said...

Gabriela - I don't recognize Snöiga kakor as any usual cookie, so maybe that's just what someone is calling them?

Anonymous said...

Hej Anne,
Thanks for replying so fast.
By the way, this is the link where I found the recipe I was telling you about.


Anne said...

I see.. well, no, they're nothing alike :) I've made other chocolate crinkle cookies before though, yummy!

Anonymous said...

Hej Anne,
Thanks for the tip! I will try the crinkle cookies soon.
Thanks for your help.