The easiest gingerbread recipe ever... perfect for making gingerbread men and Christmas trees! Decorate with the kids for a fun Christmas activity! 

Super Easy Gingerbread Recipe - Conventional Method

The easiest gingerbread recipe ever... perfect for making gingerbread men and Christmas trees! Decorate with the kids for a fun Christmas activity! 
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Course: Biscuits, Christmas, Cookies
Cuisine: sweet recipes
Keyword: gingerbread
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 30 biscuits
Author: Lucy Mathieson

Ingredients

  • 150 g butter
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 150 g golden syrup
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 375 g (2 and 1/2 cups) plain flour
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tbs ground ginger
  • 1 tsp bi-carbonate soda
  • pinch of sea salt

For the decorations

  • white icing pen (or white chocolate)
  • red and green M&Ms

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Line two baking trays with baking paper and set aside. 
  • Use an electric beater to cream the butter and brown sugar until pale and creamy. 
  • Add the golden syrup and egg yolk and beat until combined. 
  • Stir through the plain flour, mixed spice, ground ginger, bi-carbonate soda and a pinch of salt. 
  • Turn onto a lightly floured board and knead into a ball. Wrap in cling wrap and place into the fridge for 1 hour. 
  • Place the dough between 2 sheets of baking paper and roll out until about 3-4mm thick. Use your choice of cutters (gingerbread man, Christmas tree, stars etc) to cut out shapes. 
  • Place onto the prepared trays (about 4cm apart) and bake for 8-10 minutes or until just lightly golden (do not overcook). 
  • Allow to cool on the trays for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  • Once they've completely cooled, decorate with red & green M&Ms and a white icing pen (or white chocolate). 
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature.