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Christmas Gingerbread Recipe

A great recipe to make and decorate with the grandkids – why not whip up a batch ready for Christmas eve to enjoy together!

 

Ingredients


Makes 10-12 biscuits 

  • 510g/18oz plain flour
  • 170g/6oz softened butter
  • 150g/5oz soft brown sugar
  • 280g/5oz golden syrup
  • 4 tsp ground ginger (or more if you like it fiery!)
  • 1.5 tsp bicarbonate of soda

 

Method


Step 1

Using a handheld beater, beat the sugar and butter until light and creamy, then add the golden syrup, flour, ginger and bicarbonate of soda.

Step 2

Once it begins to look like a rough crumb, use your hands to work it into a smooth dough. Pop into the fridge to cool for at least 10 mins.

Step 3

Whilst the dough is cooling, preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas mark 4. Line your baking sheets with parchment.

Step 4

Place the dough between two sheets of very lightly floured baking paper and roll to approx. ½ cm thick (or thinner if you like it crispy).

Step 5

Pick your festive themed cookie cutters and cut out your shapes. Repeat the process with any remaining dough.

Step 6

Place the shapes on the baking sheets, leaving room for them to spread slightly, and bake for 6-10 minutes until golden brown.

Step 7

Allow to cool and then enjoy decorating with your children or grandchildren.

If you try this recipe, why not share it with a friend, and don’t forget to send us a photo over on our Facebook page, or email us at marketing@hslchairs.com.

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