Gingerbread cookies are a part of Christmas, but what if you surprise everyone this year with a taste of liquorice!

 

Liquorice gingerbread cookies

100 ml molasses

40/45 g caster sugar

125 g butter

290/295 g plain flour

1 tbsp liquorice powder

1 tsp baking soda

Pinch of salt

1 egg

 

In a saucepan, bring the molasses and the sugar to a boil. Add the butter, stirring it in as it melts, then let cool. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, liquorice powder, baking soda and salt. Mix the egg in the molasses mixture, then stir in the dry ingredients.

Let the dough rest in the refrigerator overnight. The next day, roll the dough out thin, then cut out shapes and bake in a 175 °C oven for about 7 minutes.