Molds are such a great way to make beautiful cookies. I got mine from house on the hill, they have a fabulous assortment.
The mold comes with a recipe book, balancing the correct texture with taste it tricky with such an intricate mold, anything too buttery, like a shortbread get stuck in the mold. So trial and error is part and parcel with the mold.
Here I make a variant of the gingerbread recipe in the book.
1/2 cup molasses
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup golden syrup
1/4 cup softened butter
3 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
Heat the oven to 350°
Next add in the golden syrup, you could substitute this with honey.
OK, back to the cookies…
Onto the dry ingredients, gather your spices and measure them into one little bowl
The good thing about dough is that it can be gathered up and re-rolled. Transfer the cookies onto an awaiting cookie sheet lined with a silicon mat.
I like to make a little hole in one corner of the cookie so that I can thread a ribbon through with a tag on it a write a message to the recipient.
Something else I have done with these cookies is to cut them in half, making the line zig zaggy and put a hole in each half. That way you can easily share your heart with a loved one.
You can also use these mold with fondant, papercasting or clay, just don’t mix the usage, either craft or baking. f.