Gingerbread cookies

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Gingerbread cookies are something we bake regularly, sometimes shaped into people, stars or hearts. I have tried a few different recipes with children and this definitely seems to be the best! It is based on the BBC recipe.

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  • 350g plain flour, plus extra for rolling out
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 125g butter
  • 175g light soft brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup

To decorate

  • icing, writing icing pens, ready to roll icing
  • cake decoration


  1. Mix together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon either by hand or in a food processor. Add the butter and mix until the mix looks like breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar.
  2. Add the egg and golden syrup, mix until the mixture clumps together. Knead the dough until smooth, cover and put into fridge for 15 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line two baking trays with greaseproof paper.
  4. Roll the dough on a lightly floured surface. Using cutters, cut out the gingerbread shapes and place on the baking tray, leaving a gap between them.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly golden-brown. Leave on the tray for 10 minutes and then move to a wire rack to finish cooling. When cooled decorate with the icing and cake decorations.

Happy baking! x

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