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The Spiciest Gingerbread Cookies Ever

Key info

  • Difficulty
    › Easy
  • Prep time
    › 1 hr 10 min
  • Cook time
    › 1/2 hr
  • Serves
    › 18


3 cups cake flour, plus more for dusting and rolling (see Cook's Note)

3 tablespoons ground ginger

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper

1 teaspoon fine salt

3/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1/2 teaspoon ground allspice

1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon cayenne

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

115g unsalted butter cut into 1-inch pieces, at room temperature

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup molasses

1 large egg

2 cups icing sugar

1/4 cup egg whites

Cinnamon candies, such as Red Hots, chocolate chips, raisins or other candies for decorating

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