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Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

CategoryDifficultyBeginner

Christmas gingerbread cookies to enjoy over the festive period!

Yields20 Servings
Prep Time45 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time1 hr
Ingredients
 4 tbsp Golden syrup
 1 Egg
 350 g Flour
 175 g Light soft brown sugar
 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
 2 tsp Ground ginger
 125 g Butter
To decorate
 Decorations of your choice
 Squeezy tubes of icing to decorate/outline the gingerbread
Method
1

In a bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, ginger, and bicarbonate of soda.

2

Add in the butter and then whisk (using a food processor or electric whisk) until the mix looks like breadcrumbs.

3

Stir in the sugar.

4

In a separate bowl lightly beat together the egg and golden syrup.

5

Then add this to the mixture and whisk until the mixture clumps together.

6

Flour your surface and then tip the dough out, kneading until smooth.

7

Then wrap in clingfilm and leave in the fridge for around 20 minutes.

8

Preheat your oven to 180C/Gas 4 and line your baking trays with greaseproof paper.

9

Roll the dough out to a 0.5cm thickness on a lightly floured surface.

10

Use cookie cutters of your choice, to cut out shapes of the dough and then place them on the baking tray.

11

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly golden-brown.

12

Allow to cool completely before decorating.

13

Don’t forget to post a photo of your finished bakes and tag us. We would love to see your creations!

14

Enjoy!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Team Nearby!

Ingredients

Ingredients
 4 tbsp Golden syrup
 1 Egg
 350 g Flour
 175 g Light soft brown sugar
 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
 2 tsp Ground ginger
 125 g Butter
To decorate
 Decorations of your choice
 Squeezy tubes of icing to decorate/outline the gingerbread

Directions

Method
1

In a bowl, sift together flour, cinnamon, ginger, and bicarbonate of soda.

2

Add in the butter and then whisk (using a food processor or electric whisk) until the mix looks like breadcrumbs.

3

Stir in the sugar.

4

In a separate bowl lightly beat together the egg and golden syrup.

5

Then add this to the mixture and whisk until the mixture clumps together.

6

Flour your surface and then tip the dough out, kneading until smooth.

7

Then wrap in clingfilm and leave in the fridge for around 20 minutes.

8

Preheat your oven to 180C/Gas 4 and line your baking trays with greaseproof paper.

9

Roll the dough out to a 0.5cm thickness on a lightly floured surface.

10

Use cookie cutters of your choice, to cut out shapes of the dough and then place them on the baking tray.

11

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly golden-brown.

12

Allow to cool completely before decorating.

13

Don’t forget to post a photo of your finished bakes and tag us. We would love to see your creations!

14

Enjoy!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Team Nearby!

Christmas Gingerbread Cookies
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