The Christmas Gingerbread Cookies that I show you today are super traditional here in England for Christmas, you can not miss it on your tree as a decoration!
Those of today will not be decorated – not just yet – , but be ready for a step by step decoration in the coming days, you’ll have a lot of fun doing it with your children or friends!
There is no much time left to Christmas, and to say that we are excited about it is an understatement. We are super ready for Christmas, so much that our tree was ready by middle November and Christmas cakes have been going in our bellies for weeks now. Well, these Gingerbread Cookies for us are the usual treat for us right now, don’t miss out!
- 350g flour
- 1 tsp of baking soda
- 2 tsp of ground ginger
- 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
- 125g of butter
- 175g of brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 4 tbsp of golden syrup
In the bowl of your standing mixer add the flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, sugar, and finally the butter cut into cubes and we start the standing mixer at a very low speed, making sure to cover the bowl with a cloth to avoid covering the whole kitchen with flour -just like it happened to me, every single time.
In a small bowl beat the egg with the golden syrup, then add to the standing mixer and let it work until everything is blended well.
At this point we move the dough on a pastry board and work it for no more than five minutes, just to create a ball. Cover it with cling film and let it rest in the fridge for 15 minutes.
Once the 15 minutes are gone, we turn on the oven to 180°C. We then roll a little bit of dough at the time on a floured surface and cut into various the shapes we prefer – we opted for the Christmas ones, of course!
Bake in the oven for about 12-15 minutes, and let cool completely before serving the Christmas Gingerbread Cookies/decorate them/use them as a decoration.
As you can see, we made a hole onto each Christmas Gingerbread Cookie: this has happened before baking with the help of a toothpick. Nothing more simple and quick, when baked just let them cool to lukewarm and re-do the hole with the toothpick.
The little lantern is from Ikea, can be found here.
Have you seen the most shared recipe from my blog? It’s here!