Tasting Table's Sriracha Gingerspice Men Cookies
Crazy Christmas Cookies
In the avalanche of holiday cookie recipes available this time of year, it can be difficult to choose which to actually make. Solve that problem with unique and delicious recipes from Tasting Table, like these Sriracha Gingerspice Men cookies. We guarantee you've never seen treats like this.
Make the gingerbread cookies: Over a large bowl, sift together the flour, ginger, cinnamon, salt, allspice, baking soda, and baking powder; set aside.
In a small bowl, lightly beat the egg, sriracha and freshly grated ginger.
In a mixer fitted with a paddle, beat the butter rapidly for 2 minutes, stopping to scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the light brown sugar and beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes more. Scrape the side of the bowl again. Beat in the molasses until fluffy, about 1 minute, then slowly beat in the egg mixture. Add the flour mixture and stir on low speed until just combined. Mix in the crystalized ginger.
Divide the dough into two balls. Flatten them, cover in plastic wrap, and refrigerate until hard, about 1 hour.
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Flatten the chilled dough and roll to ¼-inch thick, using flour to roll as needed. Use a cookie cutter to shape into gingerbread men. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet, about 1 inch apart, and chill for 10 minutes. Bake until slightly browned on the bottom, 10 to 12 minutes.
Make the royal icing: Using a mixer, whisk the egg whites and lemon juice together until frothy. Gradually mix in the confectioners' sugar on low speed until combined and shiny. Turn the speed to high and beat until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes. If using, add food coloring. Transfer the royal icing to a pastry bag, or use a heavy storage bag and clip the corner to the desired size. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Recipe courtesy of Tasting Table.
This recipe was styled by chef Karen Pickus for Good Morning America.