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Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

  1. Recipe
  2. Method
  3. Royal Icing
  4. Method
  5. Shopping

It’s all about the treats during the Christmas Season and what could be nicer at this time of year than traditional gingerbread cookies?

This recipe makes a wonderfully fragrant ginger dough that can be cut any which way into shapes and figures to decorate… you don’t have to be expert just give it a go.

Get your hands into it and have fun with the kids.

Your kitchen may end up with flour and icing from one end to the other but it’s fun and the cutie cookie results make it all worth while.

Recipe

  • 350g flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 175g muscovado sugar
  • 125g butter
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 1 egg

Method

Add the sifted flour, cinnamon, nutmeg, bicarbonate of soda and ginger to a food processor. Add the sugar and butter and pulse until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.

Add the honey and egg to the processor and gently pulse until the mixture becomes a dough.

Wrap the dough in cling film and place in the fridge for 20 minutes.

Pre heat the oven to 180C and line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper.

Lightly dust the work bench with flour and roll out the dough until 5mm thick. Use a variety of Christmas shaped cutters to make shapes from the dough, re-rolling the offcuts to get about 20 cookies. Place on the trays and space apart evenly.

Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden in colour, then remove from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool.

When completely cool decorate with royal icing and sweets and sprinkles.

Royal Icing

  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp of lemon juice
  • 250g icing sugar
  • colouring

Method

Using an electric mixer, whisk egg white until light and frothy. Gradually add Chelsea Pure Decorating Icing Sugar and lemon juice to egg white.

Beat at high speed until fluffy, thick and shiny. Fill piping bag with mixture, and pipe onto biscuits and cakes.

Sets within 5 minutes.

Shopping

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