This Hanging Gingerbread Cookie recipe is a unique spin on the classic. Just add a small candy cane to the back and hang the cookies from a nice warm cup of cocoa!
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Hanging Gingerbread Cookie Recipe

This Hanging Gingerbread Cookie recipe is a unique spin on the classic. Just add a small candy cane to the back and hang the cookies from a nice warm cup of cocoa!
Course Dessert
Cuisine German
Keyword Christmas, Cookies, gingerbread, holiday
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 10 minutes
Cooling Time: 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 40 minutes
Servings 18 people
Calories 165kcal
Author Jillian - a Food, Folks and Fun original!

Ingredients

ROYAL ICING:

  • ¾ cups powdered sugar
  • ½ Tablespoon meringue powder or 1 Tablespoon egg white
  • 1 teaspoons lemon juice
  • ***2 Tablespoons + 1 teaspoon water

GARNISH:

  • Edible glitter or sprinkles
  • Mini candy canes

Instructions

  • Line baking sheets with Reynolds Parchment Paper. Make, roll out, cut and bake gingerbread cookie dough according to your recipe. Cool cookies completely before decorating.

MAKE ROYAL ICING:

  • Add powdered sugar, meringue powder (or egg whites), lemon juice and 2 tablespoons ***water to bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on low until combined. Increase speed to high and beat until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes.

DECORATE COOKIES:

  • Place icing in a small, resealable plastic bag. Cut a small portion of one corner off. Squeeze icing onto cutout cookies and sprinkle with edible glitter or sprinkles. Dry completely on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

FINISH COOKIES:

  • Flip cookies over, apply a small amount of royal icing to each cookie, and lightly press candy canes into the icing. Dry completely before hanging cookies from mugs.

Notes

***If you’re using egg white instead of meringue powder, please use only 1 Tablespoon of water!

Nutrition

Calories: 165kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.6mg