Christmas is just around the corner. If you intend to hang your gingerbread figures from the Christmas tree in the traditional way, take a skewer and make a little hole in the top of each figure before baking. When the cookies are baked and cooled, thread a narrow ribbon through each hole and hang on you Christmas tree.

Gingerbread Biscuit

Gingerbread Biscuit Recipe

If you intend to hang your gingerbread figures from the Christmas tree in the traditional way, take a skewer and make a little hole in the top of each figure before baking.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookies
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings 36 pieces
Author Kusinerong Pinoy

Ingredients

  • 125 g brown sugar
  • 125 black treacle
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • tsp garlic powder
  • 90 g butter
  • 1 ½ tsp baking powder
  • 500 g flour sifted
  • salt
  • 1 pc egg lightly beaten
  • 250 g glace icing

Instructions

  • Dissolve the sugar with treacle, spices and butter in heavy based pan over a low heat, then slowly and carefully bring the mixture to the boil.
  • Cool the mixture to a room temperature, then mix in the baking powder.place the flour in a bowl with a pinch of salt and make a well in the center.
  • Pour in the cooled mixture and the egg and stir from the center to incorporate the flour.
  • Turn out on to a floured surface and knead, then weep in grease proof paper and leave in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  • Take out the dough and roll out to about 3 mm thick.
  • Using assorted cutters, stamp out people, animals, trees, etc. and place on greased baking sheets.
  • Bake in a preheated 170 ° Celsius oven for 10 minutes, then remove and cool on a wire rack.
  • Finish the gingerbread men by piping glace icing round outlines and fill in noses, mouths, eyes, hats and buttons with glace icing.