Gingerbread Cookies – Perníčky



Makes about 50-80 cookies depending on the size and thickness
Prep: 30 min.
Hands on plus baking: 1 hr. 30 min.
Bake: at 250F 14 min.
Total time: 2 hrs.
Plus time for frosting

4 cups all purpose flour (more for dusting the board)
1/2 Tbsp baking soda
Spices: If you already have gingerbread spice mix use 1/2 Tbsp
5 whole cloves or 1/8 tsp ground
1/2 stick of cinnamon or 1/2 tsp ground
1/4 tsp whole fennel seeds
1/4 tsp whole anise seeds
1 anise star (if you can find one)
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup honey
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) of unsalted butter (melted)

1 egg
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1 egg white
2 cups powdered sugar
water as needed

  1. Kristýnko, děkuji za recept na perníčky, brzy je upeču. Jen jsem se chtěla zeptat, při jaké teplotě se pečou? 250°F se mě zdá jako překlep? Díky za odpověď.
    Zdravím z Kanady.

    1. Ano pecu je na 250 Fahrenheita 14 min. Přeji ať se povedou. Moc zdravím do Kanady.

  2. Kristyno,
    na to icing mam dat normalni powdered sugar a nebo ten co si udelas s granulated sugar?

    1. Já používán klasicky z obchodu.

  3. Tak musim rict, ze ja pecici antitalent jsem byla letos uspesna, diky Vasemu receptu. Pernicky se moc povedly, deti chodi a ujidaji. Zdobit budeme az zitra, dnes uz toho mam dost, ale musim Vam hned podekovat.
    Misto medu jsem dala agave, jelikoz par znamych je alergickych a ja vetsinu cukrovi stejne rozdam. S testem se dobre pracovalo, no jsem nadsena 🙂
    Dekuji !

    1. Tak to je super! Mam radost ze se povedly a chutnají.

  4. I have gingerbread mix..should I add other spices too?

    1. That is most likely very different recipe. I would just follow directions on the box.

  5. Hi, Kristýna.

    I am confused…don’t gengibread cookies take ginger? I have seen some recipes with ginger powder… what’s the habit in Czech?

    Love your channel.



    1. Hi Marilia, in USA they do have a ginger in them. Czech ones don’t. I had to use this name gingerbreads since it is the closest to the Czech ones. 🙂

      1. Děkuji, Kristýna. I’ll try your recipe then. 😉

        1. I hope you enjoy it!

  6. I wanted to bake your gingerbread cookies but I was confused about first spice entry – 5 whole cloves or 1/8 tsp ground. I assume this is ginger, but I have never heard of ginger coming in cloves. Also for a ginger recipe, 1/8 tsp of ginger sounds a bit light. As I am a novice baker could you please explain.

    1. There is actually no ginger. The name is the closest to the ones here in USA. It is 5 whole cloves or 1/8 tsp ground cloves. Cloves is the name of spice.

  7. Hello from Kanada, Westcoast. So happy that I found your website 🙂
    I’m originally from Slovakia and I was just looking for some “medovnicky” recipe when I came across your website. I was only wondering if it’s ok to “to cut” the recipe in half, as I’m gonna bake various cookies and 50-80 cookies seems like a lot to me. I know it doesn’t always work, as baking is all about chemistry and it’s really hard to cut 3 eggs in half 🙂 Maybe using 2 eggs would work?

    1. You can definitely try to work with it. You might need to add little more flour if it is too sticky.

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