For the dough, mix soft butter with sugar, vanilla, eggs, ginger and flour. Knead until smooth. Divide the dough into two parts, one should be smaller than the other. Add cocoa to the smaller portion of the dough and knead well. Put both tests in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
Roll out both types of dough not too thin and cut in any shape.
For glaze, beat with a mixer egg white with powdered sugar. Beat until the mass is thick.
Put on a baking sheet covered with parchment and bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 20 minutes. Cover the finished cookies with icing and let dry for 2 hours.
Christmas ginger cookies turn out to be tender, sandy, crumbly and tasty. Cooking is quite simple, for decoration you can use any other icing or serve without it, even in white icing you can add any dye, for example green and make cookies in the form of a Christmas tree. In such cookies, ginger can also be replaced with cinnamon or other spices, you can make more chocolate or make all chocolate cookies this is a matter of taste.