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.
- 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
- icing, writing icing pens, ready to roll icing
- cake decoration
- 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.
- 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.
- Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line two baking trays with greaseproof paper.
- 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.
- 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