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These cookies were intended for a gingerbread house but one of the walls accidentally broke so I had to figure out a way to use them.  Well, there was no need to  cry over spilled milk and after all, lots of wonderful recipes were created due to an accident.

The wafer cigars were intended for the decoration of the gingerbread house and the frosting was ready,  so I cut the biscuit the size of the cigars and spread some sugar frosting to glue them to the biscuit.

Some smaller pieces which could not be shaped were closed in an air tight container.   They tasted wonderful and we ate them as they are but still there were a lot of leftovers, which after a few days later they were used as a base for a cheesecake.

Note: This recipe should make a lot of cookies.  Each tin of cigars has 20 and I used 3 for each biscuit, so you will probably need 2 – 3 tins of cigar wafers.   When you make them, cut rectangular cookies with a knife 4 x 9 cm (1 1/2 x 4 inches) each  before baking, as they would look much better.

Gingerbread Cigar Cookies, Recipe by Ivy

Preparation time:  30 minutes

Cooking time:  10 minutes x 3 times

Ingredients:

  • 250 grams butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup carob syrup + 1/4 cup water (or half cup other molasses)
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 4 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp mixed spices

Sugar Frosting

  • 1 egg white
  • About 300 grams icing sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ tsp vanilla essence

Directions

  1. In the mixer, cream together the margarine and sugar until fluffy.   Stir in carob syrup, water, vanilla and egg yolk.
  2. Sift the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, mixed spices and nutmeg.
  3. Cover, and chill for at least one hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180ο C / 350 ο F.
  5. Place a large piece of parchment paper on your working surface and take about 1/3 of the dough.   Press with your hand to flatten and add another piece of cling film on top.  Press with your hands or with a rolling pin until about 1/4 inch thick.
  6. Cut the dough4 x 9 cm (1 1/2 x 4 inches) or the size of your wafer cigars, with a knife.  Place in a baking tin lined with the parchment paper.
  7. Collect the cut pieces and repeat until all the dough is used.
  8. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm. Remove and set aside until they cool.
  9. In the meantime beat the egg white with the lemon juice into a meringue.  Add vanilla and icing sugar to get a thick paste.
  10. Spread on each cookie and stick the cigars.

Kopiaste and Kali Orexi!!


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  1. Ο/Η Rosa λέει:

    Those look fantastic! I really like that kind of festive bar. So original.

    Cheers,

    Rosa xoxo
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  2. Ο/Η Cakelaw λέει:

    These look delicious – good save.
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  3. Ο/Η Angie's Recipes λέει:

    Gorgeous! I have never made anything like those…..
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  4. Ο/Η Katerina λέει:

    Accidents do happen all the time. Good usage of the cigars. Very festive. Filakia Ivy!
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  5. Ο/Η Hopie λέει:

    Sounds like you found a lot of good uses for them. They look quite yummy!
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  6. Ο/Η Peter G λέει:

    Mmm…I like how you saved the day and turned things around with these…bravo!

  7. Ο/Η BenHerrera λέει:

    Very creative Ivy! I saw your post on FB but I could just read the recipe today. They look tasty.

  8. Ο/Η Lisa λέει:

    Those look lovely Ivy. I hope you have a wonderful holiday with your family.
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  9. Ο/Η tigerfish λέει:

    They look pretty! Very festive too.
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  10. Ο/Η simona λέει:

    so festive,i love the picture!
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  11. Ο/Η Banana Wonder λέει:

    Love these spicy kind of cookies (and your ways of improvising!). Ps, I recently made your Cypriot koulouria for my birthday favors (I used rose water instead of orange blossom water). They were a hit!
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  12. Ο/Η FOODESSA λέει:

    I do like how your mind works Ivy ;o)
    These are a lovely way to make something ordinary…extraordinary.

    Happy Holidays to you and your family.
    Flavourful wishes,
    Claudia
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  13. Ο/Η tasteofbeirut λέει:

    These sweet cigars look so dainty and delicious! Love the idea behind them and cant wait to see that gingerbread house!
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  14. Ο/Η Juliana λέει:

    These bar look so cute…festive and perfect for the holidays :-)

  15. Ο/Η lisaiscooking λέει:

    I love the cigar shape, and the gingerbread sounds delicious. Great job using the pieces for a new creation!
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  16. Ο/Η Miranda λέει:

    Love that you took a possibly frustrating situation and turned into a positive one! These cookies look great, I will definitely be making them for my guests this year over the holidays, who doesn’t love gingerbread?!

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