Sunday, December 3, 2017

Gingerbread Cookie Cups w/ Tapioca Pudding / #SundaySupper

There are a lot of things that say Christmas, but nothing says it more to me than gingerbread! I love the combination of gingerbread and tapioca together and I think you will also! This recipe for Gingerbread Cookie Cups w/ Tapioca Pudding is perfect for large groups. The recipe can be made in stages over the period of a couple days, if needed! They keep well in the fridge also!

 We are celebrating Buffet Menu Ideas today, and this recipe works great for large groups, as well as small. The cookie cups are festive and full of color, making your buffet table stand out beautifully! 

Gingerbread Cookie Cups w/ Tapioca Pudding
(printable recipe at end of page)
(makes 20-24)
 
Gingerbread Cups
1/2 cup Shortening
1/2 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon Ground Cloves
1/2 cup Molasses
1 Egg
1 tablespoon Vinegar
2 1/2 cups Flour

Tapioca Pudding 
1/3 cup small pearl Tapioca
3/4 cup Water
2 1/4 cups 2% Milk
1/4 teaspoon Salt
2 Eggs, separated
1/2 cup Sugar, divided
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla

Royal Frosting
find recipe here




Beat together the shortening, sugar, baking powder, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and cloves. Scrape the bowl, and then add the molasses, egg and vinegar and combine the ingredients. Start adding the flour, a little at a time, until combined. Divide the dough in half and wrap in plastic. Chill in refrigerator for 3 hours.
Using a mini cupcake pan, roll the dough into small balls and place in pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 5-6 minutes. Stick a toothpick into the balls to check to see if they are done.
Immediately use an object with a rounded end, and insert into the balls creating an edge and an indentation in the ball. If the gingerbread is not cooked enough, place back in oven for 2-3 minutes, and after taking them from the oven, once again use the round ended object to indent again. Let cool, then place in a container to keep fresh.
Soak the tapioca pearls in a pan with the water for 30 minutes. After that add the milk, salt, and a 1/4 cup of the sugar. Lightly beat the egg yolks, and add them also. Stir over medium heat until boiling. Then turn to very low and simmer uncovered for 10-15 minutes. Stir often. 
Beat the remaining egg whites and remaining 1/4 cup of sugar until soft peaks appear. Temper the whites by softly adding 3/4 cup of the hot tapioca to the whites, stir once, and then add back into the saucepan. Stir over low heat for about 3 minutes. Cool 15 minutes then add vanilla. Cool completely.
Prepare royal icing. Cut recipe in half. Find recipe here. Pipe royal icing around the top of the cookie cup.
Place cookie cup face down into a small bowl of decor.
Twist or push down to get sprinkles to hold.
 Fill with cooled tapioca pudding. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
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Gingerbread Cookie Cups w/ Tapioca Pudding

ingredients:

Gingerbread Cups
  • 1/2 cup Shortening
    1/2 cup Sugar
    1 teaspoon Baking Powder
    1 teaspoon Ground Ginger
    1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
    1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
    1/2 teaspoon Ground Cloves
    1/2 cup Molasses
    1 Egg
    1 tablespoon Vinegar
    2 1/2 cups Flour
Tapioca Pudding
  • 1/3 cup small pearl Tapioca
    3/4 cup Water
    2 1/4 cups 2% Milk
    1/4 teaspoon Salt
    2 Eggs, separated
    1/2 cup Sugar, divided
    1/2 teaspoon Vanilla
Royal Icing
  • 6 Ounces Warm Water 
    5 tablespoons Meringue Powder
    1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
    2.25 pounds Confectioner's Sugar

instructions:


  1. Beat together the shortening, sugar, baking powder, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, and cloves. Scrape the bowl, and then add the molasses, egg and vinegar and combine the ingredients. Start adding the flour, a little at a time, until combined. Divide the dough in half and wrap in plastic. Chill in refrigerator for 3 hours.
  2. Using a mini cupcake pan, roll the dough into small balls and place in pan. Bake at 375 degrees for 5-6 minutes. Stick a toothpick into the balls to check to see if they are done.
  3. Immediately use an object with a rounded end, and insert into the balls creating an edge and an indentation in the ball. If the gingerbread is not cooked enough, place back in oven for 2-3 minutes, and after taking them from the oven, once again use the round ended object to indent again. Let cool, then place in a container to keep fresh.
  4. Soak the tapioca pearls in a pan with the water for 30 minutes. After that add the milk, salt, and a 1/4 cup of the sugar. Lightly beat the egg yolks, and add them also. Stir over medium heat until boiling. Then turn to very low and simmer uncovered for 10-15 minutes. Stir often.
  5. Beat the remaining egg whites and remaining 1/4 cup of sugar until soft peaks appear. Temper the whites by softly adding 3/4 cup of the hot tapioca to the whites, stir once, and then add back into the saucepan. Stir over low heat for about 3 minutes. Cool 15 minutes then add vanilla. Cool completely.
  6. Prepare royal icing. Cut recipe in half. Find recipe here. Pipe royal icing around the top of the cookie cup.
  7. Place cookie cup face down into a small bowl of decor.
  8. Twist or push down to get sprinkles to hold.
  9.  Fill with cooled tapioca pudding. Sprinkle with nutmeg.
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3 comments:

  1. So yummy and festive, Teri! These would disappear quickly on a buffet table!!!

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  2. Cookie cups are the best! I have never had tapioca pudding and totally want to try it!

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  3. My paternal grandmother always brought tapioca pudding whenever we got together for a holiday. It seems so strange but there would usually only be enough for one serving each and nobody better take another persons serving. The pudding was wanted more than any other desert. She made it fluffy like you do. I think these are going to show up Christmas Eve when we get together to celebrate Christmas at my daughter's. My grandchildren also like tapioca pudding. Your novel way to present it will be a hit I am sure.

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