Iced Gingerbread Cookies – the classic Christmas cookie!

When I think of Christmas cookies, gingerbread is the first thing that comes to mind; to me, they are the quintessential festive cookie, and Christmas wouldn’t be complete without having baked a batch or three.

By Jon Doe

They are really easy to make, and they will keep for at least a couple of weeks, so are perfect for a busy season.

Ingredients Butter Light brown soft sugar Golden syrup Treacle Water Grated zest of orange Ground ginger Ground cinnamon Ground cloves Baking soda All-purpose flour Swipe up for the full list of ingredients!

Let's make Iced Gingerbread Cookies

Step 1

Place the butter, sugar, golden syrup, treacle, water, and orange zest in a pan and heat gently while stirring until it is melted and smooth.

Step 2

Remove the pan from the heat and beat in the spices and baking soda, followed by the flour. Mix until it forms a smooth dough, then cover the pan and place in the fridge for about an hour, until the dough is firm.

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two baking trays with baking parchment. Bring the dough together into a ball and roll out on a lightly floured surface to 1/8 inch thick. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters and place them slightly spaced apart on the baking trays. 

Step 4

Place the trays in the freezer for 15 minutes until firm, then bake for 10-15 minutes until the cookies feel firm when lightly pressed and have begun to darken a little around the edges.

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