Tuesday, 17 December 2013

From The Archives: Christmas Recipe for Gingerbread Biscuits

by Maisie Riddle

I chose this recipe to share with you because when I first made these biscuits they were delicious and I have never made any other gingerbread since. They are not too overpowering and are very tasty, especially for a Christmas morning!

75 g softened butter
50g caster sugar
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
50g golden syrup
2 egg yolks
250g plain flour
½ tsp ground cinnamon
½ tsp ground ginger

Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/Gas 4.
Beat together the softened butter with the caster sugar until light and creamy.

Stir in bicarbonate of soda, golden syrup and the egg yolks until fully incorporated.

Sift in the plain flour, ground cinnamon and ground ginger then bring together with a wooden spoon.
Shape into two balls, knead until the dough comes together, then chill for 30 mins.
Roll out one ball at a time, to about 2 x £1 coin thickness. Stamp out shapes of biscuits that you decide, then re-roll the trimmings and do the same as above.
Lift dough onto greased baking sheets and bake for 10-12 mins until slightly risen and golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
They will keep in an airtight container up to a week.


  1. Anthony Cheung 7Z7 January 2014 at 15:10

    Those Christmas Gingerbread Biscuits look really good!

    1. I agree with you they look so tasty and quite easy to make. I am really hungry now!

  2. Rosie Harfield 7W8 January 2014 at 12:25

    I am a food lover and those biscuits look AMAZING! i am going to use that recipie!

    1. Jessie Clarke 7U9 January 2014 at 11:25

      yes, they do i will use it too!

    2. Rosie we shuld make them one time and scoff thm to our selves!!!!!!! lol jokes Rosie we should share!!!!!! xxxx

  3. Eleanor Matthews 7U9 January 2014 at 11:43

    Those look delicious. I am going to try and make these.

  4. Alistair Wilson 7U9 January 2014 at 11:45

    How do you make sure they are goldern brown not dark brown

  5. OMG they look amazing, and my mum is really good at making gingerbread so those should be great.

  6. they look yummy

  7. they look yummy

  8. MMMMMH! Yummy looks delicous, I might try and make these soon.

  9. yum! they look soo tasty i really want to try them!!!:D

  10. Mickey Slaven 7V10 January 2014 at 14:21

    ummmmmmmm they look goood

  11. they look yummy

  12. connor lasrado 7V10 January 2014 at 14:25

    they look amzing i would love to try these at home

  13. Wow they look so nice and the decoration is amazing

  14. those look amazing i can't wate to make those my self

  15. they look yummy

  16. I think it is a great idea to post recipes for great food and that you incourage pupils and teachers to get creative and have fun. This recipe looks intresting and could inspire people to make these delicious ginger bread cookies.

  17. Isaac Hillier 7X13 January 2014 at 09:40

    They look really nice!
    I'm going to bake them at the weekend.


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