Gingerbread cookies glazed with water: the recipe for gingerbread without butter

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Gingerbread without butter, the step by step recipe to make them crumbly and tasty and decorate them with water glaze

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Glazed Gingerbread Cookies: la prescription to prepare the typical Christmas gingerbreads too without the butter. Our “little men” were crumbly and tasty and decorated with a water sugar glaze.

Compared to traditional gingerbreads, these ginger biscuits are faster to make as there are no resting times required for the butter shortcrust pastry and remain lighter and also suitable for lactose intolerant.

The shortcrust pastry with oil, if treated with delicacy, will not give you any problems and you will then churn out some beautiful little biscuits; the decoration, on the other hand, prepares and dries very quickly and can be handled without any difficulty even by the smallest of the house.


  • 400 1 grams of flour
  • 4 teaspoons of scarce ginger
  • 1 small teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 meager teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 160 grams of sunflower oil
  • 200 gr of brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 62 grams of powdered cane sugar
  • 10 grams of water
  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking time: 10 / 15 minutes
  • Rest time: -
  • Dose: for 20 biscuits
  • difficulty: low

How to make gingerbreads without butter: procedure


  • To put in a large bowl the flour with the spices and baking soda,
  • add the eggs and the oil and knead until a smooth and non-sticky dough is obtained,
  • smooth it out with a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface e
  • with the special mold to obtain the biscuits,
  • lay them down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper e
  • cook in a hot oven at 180 ° for about ten / fifteen minutes,
  • a when cooked, remove from the oven and allow the biscuits to cool on a wire rack.
  • When the biscuits will be completely cold prepare the sugar glaze by mixing the icing sugar with the water in a small bowl,
  • transfer the icing in a cone or even in a food sachet previously perforated with an appetizer e
  • decoration i gingerbread,
  • when the glaze has solidified and can be served.

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