I enjoy the magic of Christmas with the twinkly lights and spending time with my family and friends but my favourite thing is all the great goodies to bake. Gingerbread is one of my favourite cookies for any time of year but when the house is all warm and smells so amazing, it really feels like the holidays. I also think that baked goods make awesome gifts.
This recipe is super easy and you don’t even need a rolling pin, a cool bottle of wine works great, hehe. If you don’t have or want cutters then just use a knife to cut cookies into similar sized pieces.
These are my kids favourite and everywhere we go over the holiday season a batch of gingerbread cookies are taken along.
Gingerbread Cookie Recipe
2tsp ground cinnamon
2.5tsp ground ginger
0.25tsp ground all spice
125g soft brown sugar
75g melted butter
2 lightly beaten eggs
Sift all the dry ingredients into your mixing bowl and give them a good mix to ensure that the spices are evenly distributed.
Add the wet ingredients and mix with a paddle mixer until everything is combined and the mixture comes away from the bowl.
Tip the mixture onto cling film, wrap it up and refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Over night definitely gives the spices an extra kick.
Preheat your oven to 180°C.
Flour a clean work surface and roll your dough out to about 6mm think.
Cut your cookies out and place onto a baking tray leaving around 2cm between each cookie. They will not spread very much.
Bake for 8-10 mins.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a rack.
They are great as is or you could drizzle chocolate over the top and decorate them with royal icing, my favourite!
I hope you enjoy this recipe, please remember to tag me if you give this a try, I’d love to see!