Gingerbread Hearts Recipe

Summary

Preparation Time10 MinCooking Time20 Min
Ready In30 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageCuisine
CourseMethod
SpecialityVegetarian
Main Ingredient

Ingredients

 Butter4 Ounce, softened
 Caster sugar6 Ounce
 Egg1 , beaten
 Flour6 Ounce
 Cornflour2 Ounce
 Baking powder1 Teaspoon
 Ground ginger1 Teaspoon
 Salt1 Pinch
For decoration
 Chocolate sugar1 Cup (16 tbs) (made with 4 ounces of icing sugar)
 Cherries10 , halved

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3250 Calories from Fat 871

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 99 g152.4%

Saturated Fat 60.2 g301%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 455.3 mg

Sodium 743 mg31%

Total Carbohydrates 568 g189.3%

Dietary Fiber 7.2 g28.8%

Sugars 380 g

Protein 26 g52.4%

Vitamin A 62.6% Vitamin C 8.8%

Calcium 46.6% Iron 58.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat oven to temperature of 375 degrees.

MAKING
2) In a bowl, put the sugar and butter. Beat well till the mixture is smooth.
3) Beat in the eggs, a little at a time.
4) Sift the dry ingredients together and fold the mixture into the creamed mixture.
5) Knead into a smooth dough.
6) Chill the dough in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours.
7) On a floured surface, thinly roll out the dough and then cut out 15 to 20 heart shapes.
8) On a baking sheet, place the dough hearts, leaving space between each piece to accommodate expansion.
9) Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, till the hearts are golden brown.
10) Put the biscuits on a wire rack and let them cool.
11) On each heart, spread some glace icing and garnish with a cherry half. Leave aside to set.
12) If you wish to freeze the hearts, place them in a rigid container, separating each layer with foil, seal, label and store in the freezer.

SERVING
13) To serve without freezing, place the prepared hearts on a serving platter and serve slightly warm, at room temperature or slightly chilled. If using frozen hearts, first thaw at room temperature for 1 to 2 hours and then serve.
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