the easy Gingerbread cookie recipe

It’s one million percent the most wonderful time of the year. November/December time is when I come alive, this year feels so much more special now that we are finally in our house. I have decided to participate in Blogmas for the first time in 6 years. I was going to try to post everyday, but with working a full-time job as well as blogging, it was proving too hard. So I am sticking to at least 3 times a week! If I can squeeze some more posts in I most definitely will! I felt the first post just had to be my super easy gingerbread cookie recipe, as its all I have been making for the last 2 months.

Anyone who knows me knows my two favourite things are baking and Christmas – So I am really in my element when baking Christmas goodies. These are an absolute classic and they’re so easy to make.

Makes 12
Equipment
  • Rolling pin
  • cookie cutters
  • white icing pen
Ingredients
  • 200g plain flour (and extra for dusting worktops)
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tsps ground ginger
  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 87g light brown sugar
  • 3 tbsps golden syrup
  • 1 large egg
Method
  1. Preheat your oven to 190°C. Line 2 large baking trays with baking paper
  2. Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda and spices all in a bowl
  3. Add the butter into the bowl in cubes
  4. Rub the ingredients together in your fingers until they resemble breadcrumbs
  5. add the sugar into the breadcrumb mixture
  6. Add the egg and golden syrup- mix with your hands to combine into a dough- if the dough is really wet, add a bit more flour in. You want it to be dry enough that you can roll it out, but not too dry that it is flakey
  7. Place onto a lightly floured work surface and roll out until 0.5cm thick. Using your cutters, cut out your desired cookie shapes
  8. Place onto baking tray and bake for 8-11 minutes (8 for doughy, cake-like gingerbread. 11 for more biscuit-like)
  9. Once cooked, place onto a cooking rack – ensure they are fully cooled before icing. TIP: sit your icing pens in hot water for a couple of minutes before icing.

These were so much fun to make and would make a cute at home date night idea or a fun activity with kids. I spent hours sitting and decorating them!