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Valentine’s Day Cupid Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

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Make Valentine’s day extra special with this super simple Valentine’s day cupid gingerbread cookie recipe! Not only are these simple to make but they absolutely delicious as well, and will easily become a new tradition for valentine’s day each year.
Valentine's Day Cupid Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Valentine’s Day Cupid Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

Although gingerbread men cookies are often associated with Christmas you can easily turn these cute little gingerbread men into fun little cupids for Valentine’s day! With some simple decorating and red food coloring these little guys will make any Valentine’s day party or event extra special. 

Making Gingerbread Dough 

Making a classic gingerbread cookie dough is pretty straight forward, for these cupid gingerbread men we are sticking with a classic recipe but adding some coco, chocolate chips, and red food coloring to make them fit the Valentine’s day theme. Ensure you melt you chocolate chips before adding them into your mix. Once you have combined both wet and dry ingredients ensure you mix well with a beater. Place dough in fridge for 30 minutes before rolling out to 2cm thick. Once this is done you can begin to cut your gingerbread men out and place in oven for 10minutes! 

Decorating Your Cupid Cookies

The best icing for any gingerbread is royal icing. For this recipe you will simply need egg whites, powdered sugar and some lemon juice. Adding lemon juice based on how thick you want your icing. Ensure you allow your cookies time to cool so icing doesn’t melt when added. At this point have fun with your designs! Add arrows, heart, and faces – whatever you want! Lastly, enjoy your little cupids! Check out our full instructions for Valentine’s day cupid gingerbread cookie recipe below. 

Valentine's Day Cupid Gingerbread Men

Valentine's Day Cupid Gingerbread Men

Sweeten up your Valentine's Day with these extra cute cupid gingerbread men.

Ingredients

  • 2 cup (240 g) flour
  • ½ cup (115 g) butter
  • 1 cup (130 g) powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup (42,5 g) chocolate chips
  • Red food coloring 
  • - For the Royal Icing:
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice 
  • 1 + 1/3 cup (175 g) powdered sugar

Instructions

1. Pre-heat the oven to 175 C / 347 F
2. Beat the sugar, with the butter in mixer.
3. Microwave the chocolate chips in total for 2 minutes but in 10 seconds intervals.
4. When the mixture is combined well add the egg, melted chocolate, vanilla extract, and red food coloring. Then continue to mix.
5. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and pinch of salt into another bowl.
6. Then add the dry ingredients to the mixture and continue to mix.
7. When it becomes a dough put on a stretch film and rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.
8. After, take out the dough and roll out to 2 cm thick.
9. Cut Gingerbread man shape into the rolled dough.
10.  Take them into baking tray and cook for 10 minutes in the oven.
11. For the royal icing, mix the egg white, and powdered sugar first.
12. Then add the lemon juice for your desired consistency (It shouldn’t be too thick).
13. Take out the cookies from the oven and rest for 10 minutes to cool down.
14. After it cooled down, decorate the Gingerbread man with royal icing. (Draw arrows or whatever you want)
15. ENJOY

Serving: 20 Cookies

Prep time: 30 minutes

Resting time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes

 

INGREDIENTS 

gingerbread cookie ingredients in bowls

  • 2 cup (240 g) flour
  • ½ cup (115 g) butter
  • 1 cup (130 g) powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup (42,5 g) chocolate chips
  • Red food coloring 

For the Royal Icing:

  • 1 egg white
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice 
  • 1 + 1/3 cup (175 g) powdered sugar

DIRECTIONS

1. Pre-heat the oven to 175 C / 347 F

butter and sugar in bowl

2. Beat the sugar, with the butter in mixer.

egg and chocolate added to mixture

3. Microwave the chocolate chips in total for 2 minutes but in 10 seconds intervals.

red coloring added to mixture

4. When the mixture is combined well add the egg, melted chocolate, vanilla extract, and red food coloring. Then continue to mix.

red gingerbread cookie dough

5. Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and pinch of salt into another bowl.

liquid ingredients in bowl

6. Then add the dry ingredients to the mixture and continue to mix.

cut out gingerbread men cookie

7. When it becomes a dough put on a stretch film and rest in the fridge for 30 minutes.

decorated cupid gingerbread men

8. After, take out the dough and roll out to 2 cm thick.

faces and arrows decorated Valentine's cookies

9. Use your Gingerbread cookie cutter and cut the shapes into the rolled dough.

10. Take them into baking tray and cook for 10 minutes in the oven.

11. For the royal icing, mix the egg white, and powdered sugar first.

12. Then add the lemon juice for your desired consistency (It shouldn’t be too thick).

13. Take out the cookies from the oven and rest for 10 minutes to cool down.

14. After it cooled down, decorate the Gingerbread man with royal icing. (Draw arrows or whatever you want to make them cupids)

15. Enjoy your Valentine’s day cupid gingerbread cookies! 

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