Thursday, 21 December 2017

Sugar and Spice // Winter Warming Gingerbread Cookies

Are we ready to really amp up the festivities? So we've finished making and gathering our super special handmade gift, we're all snuggled up in our beautifully decorated and cosy AF dens sipping on a very naughty butterbeer hot chocolate but something is missing... Winter spiced gingerbread cookies!

That's right, my merry chums, I'm sharing with you today my absolute favourite gingerbread recipe for a speedy and delicious bake that will add a dash of warmth and sweetness to your Christmas.


- 100g unsalted butter
- 50g brown sugar
- 225g sifted plain flour
- 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 2 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch salt
- pinch ground nutmeg (optional)
- tiny pinch ground clove (optional)
- 5 tbsp golden syrup


First things first, melt your butter and sugar in a pan over a low/medium heat, just be sure not to let it boil.

Meanwhile, sift together into a large bowl your dry ingredients.

Once the butter is liquid and the sugar has dissolved pour this into your dry ingredients and add the syrup and mix together into a slightly wet dough.

Roll your gorgeously coloured dough into a ball and wrap in cling film then leave in the fridge for 30 minutes to firm up.

Set your oven at 190* and line two baking trays with parchment.

Dust your work surface with a sprinkling of flour and roll out your dough to the thickness of a pound coin or slightly higher (to ensure a bit of bend to your biscuit). Using your shape of choice either press using cookie cutters or get creative with a knife and lay onto your prepared trays. Do this in stages, cut as many shapes as you can fit then re roll the excess dough into a ball and roll out flat again and again until you've used it all up.

Bake in the oven for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges begin to darken slightly.

Leave to cool on a flat surface for 10 minutes then you're ready to decorate or scoff!

Gingerbread is such a nostalgic flavour for me, one I can't help but associate with this time of year and one that brings back such treasured memories. I hope you give this little make a go and be sure to let me know how they turned out! I wish you the most magical of holidays and am sending you all jolly tidings!

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