Gingerbread men cookies with Nutella® hazelnut spread
INGREDIENTS for 20 biscuits
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup honey
3 tbsp brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp gingerbread spice mix
Pinch of salt
1/2 cup Nutella® hazelnut spread
3 tbsp confectioners’ sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
In a bowl, mix together butter, honey and sugar. Mix in egg yolk.
In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, gingerbread spice mix and salt; add to butter mixture and knead for 1 minute.
Cover with plastic wrap; and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Preheat oven to 320°F.
On a sheet of parchment paper, roll out dough to 1/6-inch thickness.
Using small gingerbread-man cookie cutter or other small shaped-item (such as a glass), cut out gingerbread men.
Transfer gingerbread men to parchment paper–lined baking sheet; bake on center rack for 8 to 9 minutes or until slightly golden.
Let cool on rack for 15 minutes.
Spread 1 1/4 tsp Nutella® hazelnut spread on the back of one gingerbread man then sandwich with another gingerbread man.
Repeat with remaining gingerbread men and Nutella® hazelnut spread.
Mix together confectioners’ sugar and lemon juice, adding juice to the sugar, a 1/2 tsp at a time, to make smooth paste. Transfer to piping bag and decorate cookies with icing.