This tasty recipe is super easy and fun to make. If you’re looking for Christmas ideas on a budget, why not try making a batch of these gingerbread biscuits, popping them in a mason jar and covering with a piece of festive material for a low cost, thoughtful gift?


Makes: 20

  • 125g buttery baking spread (it’s best to use one with a fat content of at least 70%)
  • 3 tbsp. golden syrup
  • 150g soft brown sugar
  • 300g plain flour
  • 1 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • A tube of white writing icing (for decoration)


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180⁰
  • Place the buttery baking spread, golden syrup and sugar in a saucepan and melt over a moderate heat. Keep stirring until it is combined.
  • Sieve the flour into a mixing bowl, and add the bicarbonate of soda, ground cinnamon and ground ginger.
  • Once the buttery baking spread, syrup and sugar is melted, add to the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl. Mix until combined, using yours hands to form a ball of dough.
  • Spread a little flour on a clean surface and roll out the dough using a rolling pin until it is around half a centimetre thick. Use a cookie/gingerbread cutter to cut out the shapes of your biscuits.
  • Collect the spare dough, reroll and cut out more biscuits. Repeat until you have used all the dough.
  • Place on a lined baking tray and cook in the oven for 10mins. Keep an eye on the biscuits whilst cooking to ensure they don’t burn!

Storage Instructions

These hardy biscuits will keep for 3-5 days in an airtight container, but they are better the fresher they are!