“Cooking is a language through which a society expresses itself”
Jean Soler
Wholewheat Cinnamon Ginger Cookies…
Made these 2 days ago with Amy @ Familia Bencomo in mind…HUGS to you Amy for the wonderful Arte y Pico award. These gingerbread men are very special because this is a recipe that I worked on a while ago for a teacher in the kids’ school who was HUGE on wholewheat healthy stuff & wanted some yummy cookies. The cookies are crisp, great tasting & cut-out beautifully. My favourite choice for gingerbread men & teddy bear cut-out cookies because these hold shape very well & the colour is just right…WARM & HAPPY!! They make great hanging tree ornaments too!

And more hugs!!

I have posted them before for a Think Spice Ginger blog event many moons ago. They have wonderful flavours emanating outta them…cinnamon & ginger!
Whole-wheat flour – 2 cups
Baking powder – 1 tsp
Salt – 1 pinch
Ginger powder – 3 heaped tsps
Cinnamon Powder – 1 tsp
Butter – 1/2 cup/ cold
Powdered sugar – 3/4 cup
Egg – 1 beaten
Milk – 3-4 tbsps as required
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. Grease 4 cookie sheets.
  • Sift the flour + baking powder + ginger powder + salt + cinnamon powder 3 times.
  • Add the flour mix to the cold butter, & make a breadcrumb like mix.
  • Mix in the sugar with a spoon.
  • Add the beaten egg; mix well. Now add enough milk to make a firm dough.
  • Roll out to 1/4 inch thickness & cut with desired cookie cutters.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes till they smell done and the edges start turning golden-brown.
  • Cool on cookie racks.
  • Makes 3-4 dozen big cookies which keep well in an air-tight container for 2-3 weeks in a cool place.

Time for me to pass this phenomenal award on now…

The rules for the Arte y Pico Award are:
1. You pick five blogs that you consider deserve this award for their creativity, design, interesting material, and also contribute to the blogging community, no matter what language.
2. Each award has to have the name of the author and also a link to his or her blog to be visited by everyone.
3. Each award winner has to show the award and put the name and the link to the blog that has given her or him the award itself.
4. Award-winner and the one who has given the prize have to show the link of Arte y Pico blog, so everyone will know the origin of this award.
I’ve picked 5 blogs as best as I could (tough choice) that I felt are wholly worthy of this wonderful award. These are all blogs with a heart. They talk, they share & also bring the vast blogging community together…a meeting ground, a melting pot! They have contributed hugely & wholeheartedly to bloggers worldwide & have opened our world to new vistas. Put your hands together for…

Thank you all for bringing cheer & adding meaning to the blogging world!

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About me: I am a freelance food writer, recipe developer and photographer. Food is my passion - baking, cooking, developing recipes, making recipes healthier, using fresh seasonal produce and local products, keeping a check on my carbon footprint and being a responsible foodie! I enjoy food styling, food photography, recipe development and product reviews. I express this through my food photographs which I style and the recipes I blog. My strength lies in 'Doing Food From Scratch'; it must taste as good as it looks, and be healthy too. Baking in India, often my biggest challenge is the non-availability of baking ingredients, and this has now become a platform to get creative on. I enjoy cooking immensely as well.


  • bee
    8 years ago

    those are the most cheerful and gorgeous gingerbread men i’ve seen. congratulations. your blog is truly outstanding. and thanks for passing it on to us. we are honoured.

  • Kalai
    8 years ago

    Congratulations on the award, Deeba! You have a stunning blog that is really a joy to visit. Congrats to the winners you’ve passed the award to, as well! :)

  • meeso
    8 years ago

    These are the cutest cookies, I love them! Congratulations on the award :)

  • familiabencomo
    8 years ago

    I literally squealed when I saw those adorable cookies pop up on my screen. Then, to see that you thought of ME when you made them is just beyond Wonderful! Thank you, dear. Those are some “happy” cookies! I love them. Did you use the cookies cutters your mom got you?

    For the Arte & Pico Awards, you chose some great blogs! I look forward to learning more about them.

    Tanti baci, my friend,

  • Manggy
    8 years ago

    Congrats on your well-deserved award!

    Those men are so cute (haha… I did not just say that)! They have holes in their hearts :>

  • Divya Vikram
    8 years ago

    cute cookies..congrats n ur award!

  • Ivy
    8 years ago

    Thank you so much my friend for choosing me among so many wonderful blogs out there. It means a lot coming from you who deserves this award more than anyone else. Your cookies are so cute and I have already bought some ginger to make some but did not have a recipe yet. I remember them from my childhood and have not eaten them since. Your recipe is perfect for me to begin with. Thank you again.

  • SMN
    8 years ago

    Those luks so nice..

  • Asha
    8 years ago

    CUTE!!! :)

    I nmade your chocolate Panna Cotta, will link next week at FH!:)

  • Bellini Valli
    8 years ago

    I am really very touched by this award Deeba my friend. It is always so nice to be recognized by those you admore for their genuine warmness, creativity and talent. Love the gingerbread cookies by the way as well. They are SO cute!!!

  • Mike of Mike's Table
    8 years ago

    Congrats on the award! Also, those are some great looking gingerbread cookies!

  • Ben
    8 years ago

    My lovely Deeba, thanks again for this amazing award. You are my heroine :-p Now I will pass it to 5 deserving blogs.

    Have a great weekend!

  • arundati
    8 years ago

    those little men are so adorable!! congrats again…..absolutely well deserved award.

  • Susan from Food Blogga
    8 years ago

    Once again, you have brought a big smile to my face. Those little guys are just precious, Deeba. Speaking of awards, I recently passed on the award you so graciously offered me. Thank you again for being so kind.

  • Pixie
    8 years ago

    Congrats on your award and the gingerbread peeps are adorable.

  • azcookbook
    8 years ago

    these cookies look adorable;)) so cute!!!

  • Miri
    8 years ago

    Those are some happy men! – adorable! How did you get the heart cut outs on the cookies? don’t tell me you have mini moulds!! I so want to make your stained glass cookies and keep wondering about the inside cut outs…

    And congratulations on the award – well deserved!

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