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