Christmas gingerbread biscuits

Sat, Dec 7, 2013, 01:00

   
  • Makes: 40
  • Cooking Time: 10 mins
  • Course: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Fusion

Ingredients

  • 125g soft butter
  • 100g soft brown sugar
  • 125ml treacle
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 375g plain flour
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda (sieved)

Method

Beat sugar and butter together in an electric mixer until creamy. Beat in the treacle and egg yolk, then stir in the dry ingredients to form a smooth dough.Knead the dough on a floured surface, then wrap in clingfilm and store in the fridge for 30 minutes. Line baking trays with parchment paper – this recipe makes about 40 biscuits so you may need to re-use the trays.

Remove the dough from the fridge and roll out on a floured surface to 5mm thickness and cut out shapes using Christmas cookie cutters. Place the biscuits on the baking trays and bake for 10 minutes or so at 170 degrees/gas 3. Decorate with royal icing, silver balls or whatever you fancy.

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