Gingerbread biscuits are chewy and crunchy cookies with the warming flavour of sweet winter spices and the perfect treat to get you into a festive mood.
This easy recipe makes a delicious base to let your imagination run free. Use cookie cutters to create a selection of shapes and decorate it with icing sugar for striking gingerbread houses and smiling gingerbread men.
3tsp baking powder
gingerbread spice mix - either pre-made or a combination of ground ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg
In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients.
Melt the butter, add it to the honey and then combine thoroughly with dry ingredients.
Cover the bowl and let it rest overnight in the fridge.
Briefly knead the dough together again, then roll it out until it's about 5mm (¼”) thick. Use cookie cutters to stamp different shapes out of the dough.
Place the shapes on a tray lined with parchment paper and bake in an oven pre-heated to 180 Celsius for about 10-15 minutes, until they become lightly golden brown.
Remove from the oven and let the cookies cool down, before decorating them with icing sugar.
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