Easy gingerbread biscuits

Easy gingerbread biscuits

https://www.coop.co.uk/recipes/easy-gingerbread-biscuits

You can decorate these gingerbread house biscuits with icing for a fun festive activity

  • Feeds 16Feeds 16
  • Ready in 45 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    5%
    381kj 91kcal
  • Fat
    Med 4%
    3.1g
  • Saturates
    High 9%
    1.8g
  • Sugar
    High 9%
    8.5g
  • Salt
    Med 2%
    0.09g

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 15g

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Ingredients

  • 100g Co-op unsalted butter
  • 100g Co-op Fairtrade light brown soft sugar
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 250g Co-op plain white flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Zest of ½ orange
  • 1 Co-op British free range egg, beaten
  • 115g Fairtrade icing sugar

Method

For the gingerbread biscuits:-

  1. Heat 100g Co-op unsalted butter, 100g Co-op Fairtrade light brown soft sugar and 3 tbsp golden syrup in a pan until melted
  2. Put 250g Co-op plain white flour, ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda, 1 tsp ground ginger, 1 tsp ground cinnamon and the zest of ½ orange in a large bowl and pour over the butter mixture
  3. Stir, then mix in 1 Co-op British free range egg, beaten
  4. Form into a ball, flatten and wrap in cling film, then chill for 30 mins
  5. Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4
  6. On a surface dusted with flour, roll out half the dough to a thickness of 0.4cm (you can freeze the other half)
  7. Cut into house and tree shapes
  8. Bake for 10-12 mins, until just golden
  9. Leave to cool on wire racks

For the icing:-

  1. Mix 115g Fairtrade icing sugar with 3 tsp boiling water to make a smooth paste
  2. Spoon into a piping bag with a 0.3mm nozzle and decorate the houses and trees