Glazed Gingerbread Cookies

These gingerbread cookies are so good coated with a luscious brown butter, maple glaze!  They can be eaten without the glaze too, but I highly recommend this yummy gloss because, well, it’s got brown butter in it.  You can’t go wrong with brown butter:)!

Santa would love these on his cookie plate, but do you really want to share?!  I didn’t think so…wink, wink!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup (150 grams) light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup (110 grams) honey
  • 2 cups (250 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (110 grams) almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

Brown Butter Maple Glaze:

  • 2 tablespoon (30 grams) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup (120 grams) confectioners’ sugar  
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine kosher salt
  • tablespoon maple syrup (or corn syrup)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean extract (or pure vanilla extract)
  • 1-3 tablespoons milk (depending on the consistency you are trying to achieve)

Instructions for Glaze:

  • For the brown butter: in a sauce pan over medium heat place your butter to melt. Once melted, kick the heat up to medium high and cook until fragrant and golden brown. Remove from heat, and transfer to a mixing bowl. Be careful not to burn the butter.
  • Combine the brown butter, icing sugar, salt, maple syrup, vanilla extract and milk.  Dip the cookies in the glaze (or you could brush it on with a pastry brush).
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container

Instructions for Gingerbread Cookies:

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or with a hand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes. Mix in egg and honey.
In a separate bowl, sift flour, almond flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. Add to butter mixer and mix until a dough forms.
Transfer dough to piece of plastic wrap and cover tightly. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or overnight.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone pads.
Roll out dough on a well floured surface until ¼-inch thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut into shapes.
Bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Prepare glaze and dip the top of the cookie and shake off excess glaze (while holding the cookie upside down).  You can color the glaze if you’d like.  I dipped the snowflakes, and then I put green food color in the glaze before dipping the trees.
Allow the cookies to dry on racks for at least 12 hours.  Enjoy!!
Store cookies in an airtight container in a cool area or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
I hope you make these tasty treats.  If you do, tag me on Instagram @goodeatsbymimi.  I would love to hear from you and see your photos!

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