Christmas Gingerbread Recipe

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Baking gingerbread biscuits each year at Christmas has become somewhat of a tradition, I love that they are so easy and quick to make and baking them makes the house smell of all the lovely warm spices used in this recipe. I'm not a fan of lengthy difficult recipes so I've made sure that this one is as concise and brief as possible! Be sure to let me know if you try and this recipe out and also let me know what you like to bake at Christmas!

Ingredients 

400g Plain Flour
180g Unsalted Butter
125g Dark Muscovado sugar 
3/4 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
2 tsp Ground Ginger
2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ground Allspice
1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg
1/2 tsp Salt
1 Egg
125g Black Treacle


Sieve the flour, and mix it with the bicarbonate of soda, spices and the salt and set the bowl aside.

In a separate bowl mix the butter and sugar together until it becomes fluffy, then beat in the egg and add the treacle. Gradually add in the flour and combine the mixes. 
Once a dough has formed divide the mix into three and wrap it in cling film, before leaving it to rest in the fridge overnight.

Pre heat the oven to 170 degrees, and take the dough out of the fridge to soften for 10 minutes. Then roll out the dough and use cutters or a knife to cut out shapes. Be sure to keep adding flour to the surface your using and the rolling pin to stop the dough sticking. Then line a baking tray with greaseproof paper and bake for 10 minutes (although I find it's best to check after 8 minutes to avoid any burnt edges).  


You can decorate the biscuits in any way you like, I made a simple royal icing to ice mine just with icing sugar and warm water although you can just buy pre made icing to save time!

Nicole x


11 comments

  1. I really want to make gingerbread biscuits this year! Love the post and the way the you decorated the biscuits x

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  2. I've always wanted to make gingerbread cookies! These look amazing, you are great at decorating, haha. My sisters and I recently decorated a gingerbread house together, but I want to actually bake with them so I'm going to bookmark this recipe! <3

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    1. Thank you! They would be fun for you to make together, let me know how they turn out! x

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  3. These turned out so adorably! I love gingerbread, it's my favourite festive flavour so thanks for sharing this recipe xxx

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    1. Thank you! Me too, I love a good gingerbread latte! xx

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  4. I love that you have made this a tradition and they turned out so cute. Definitely going to have to try to make these :)

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  5. these look amazing! Thanks for sharing the recipe lovely :) x

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