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Matcha Gingerbread Men

The warm flavors of ginger, nutmeg, and cinammon are in encapsulated in these adorable lifelike cookies. Perfect as a gingerbread house decoration!

Makes enough to share.

An original recipe prepared for us by modest marce.

Ingredients

    • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
    • ½ cup dark brown sugar
    • cup raw honey
    • 1 large egg
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • ½ Tbsp Aiya Cooking Grade Matcha
    • ½ tsp baking soda
    • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1 tsp ground ginger
    • ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
    • ¼ tsp cloves
    • ¼ tsp salt
    • 3 cups all purpose flour
    • Royal icing, for decorating

Directions

    1. In the bowl of a standmixer with the paddle attachment, cream butter & brown sugar.
    2. Add honey, egg, vanilla & matcha powder. Beat until ingredients are well blended.
    3. In a separate mixing bowl sift baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, salt & flour.
    4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Beat until the dough comes together.
    5. Turn out onto a floured surface & shape into a disk. Wrap in plastic wrap & refrigerate for two hours or overnight.
    6. Roll out dough to approximately a 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired size gingerbread men.
    7. Bake at 350 degrees until the gingerbread begin to puff & the edges very slightly brown. Let cool before frosting.
    8. Frost as desired with royal icing. Desired using a ziplock bag or frosting tip!

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