Gingerbread Cookies - Czech Pernik na Figurky

Gingerbread Cookies - Czech Pernik na Figurky

This recipe for Czech gingerbread cookies or pernik na figurky is made with honey, rum, and lemon zest.
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  • Serves: 36 persons



  1. Step 1

    In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, spices, and baking soda until thoroughly mixed. Add honey, eggs, rum, and zest and form a smooth dough. Wrap in plastic and let rest at least 30 minutes.
  2. Step 2

    Heat oven to 325 F. Roll dough 1/8- to 1/4-inch thick between two pieces of parchment paper. Remove top parchment paper and cut out various shapes, leaving 2 inches between cookies. Remove scraps. Lift parchment paper by opposite corners and place on a sheet pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden at the edges. Cool completely on the pan before removing to a wire rack. Repeat with remaining dough and dough scraps.
  3. Step 3

    When cookies are completely cool, decorate with icing, if desired. Let icing harden before storing in an airtight container with parchment paper between the layers.