Soft Christmas Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

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Soft Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

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Makes about 15 small cookies:

175g plain flour
90g brown sugar
50g unsalted butter, diced, at room temperature
2 tbsp golden syrup
1 small egg, beaten
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Icing sugar to dust

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How to make Soft Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

1) Sift the flour, ginger, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl.
2) Use your fingers to rub in the diced butter. Mix in the sugar.
3) Mix the egg with the syrup then pour into the flour mixture. Fold in well to form a dough.
4) Tip some flour onto the work surface and knead the dough until smooth.
5) Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C.
6) Roll the dough out and use a shaped cutter to make as many cookies as you like.
7) Transfer the cookies to a tray and bake for 15 minutes. Lightly dust the cookies with icing sugar.
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“What other Christmas cookie recipes do you like?”

  • PeterVH
    PeterVH says

    I used a variation on this to make Vegan Gingerbread Cookies: 1) Replace the egg with half a banana, mashed. 2) Replace the butter with white margarine. And I use self-raising flour, because that's what I got around, and so I drop the bicarb. I also didn't use the golden syrup, the treacle sugar I use works fine on its own. Also add 1/4 tsp cloves if you want.

  • PeterVH
    PeterVH says

    Ok, I've put my vegan variation up as

  • HungryJenny
    HungryJenny says

    Sounds great! Nice to see variations on recipes :) Hungry Jenny x

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