Gingerbread Christmas Cookies
Serves 20
These cookies are a favourite amongst the kids! Even better, the kids will love getting involved in the kitchen and baking them with you…
Prep Time
55 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
55 min
Cook Time
10 min
  1. 130g butter, at room temp
  2. ½ cup brown sugar
  3. ½ cup golden syrup
  4. 1 egg
  5. 2 and ½ cups plain flour
  6. 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  7. 2 teaspoons mixed spice
  8. 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  9. extra: plain flour, for dusting
  1. Writing Icing
  2. Cake decorations (Chocolate buttons, smarties, m & m’s, lollies)
  1. Preheat a fan forced oven to 160C. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Use an electric mixer to beat the butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add the golden syrup and egg & continue beating until combined.
  3. Stir in the flour, ginger, mixed spice and bicarb soda.
  4. Once the ingredients are well combined, place onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth.
  5. Form the dough into a circular shape. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30-40 minutes and until the dough feels firm.
  6. Place the dough between two sheets of baking paper and roll out until it's about 4-5mm thick. Using cookie cutters, cut out as many gingerbread men as the dough will allow for. I usually get about 20-22 out of the dough.
  7. Place the gingerbread men onto the lined baking trays.
  8. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown, then remove from oven to cool.
  9. Once they have completely cooled, decorate with chosen toppings.
Rebecca Pope Sydney Food & Lifestyle Blogger