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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


  • 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


  • 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.