Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes


Nothing reminds you of Christmas quite like the smell of gingerbread cookies baking!! Make and decorate these delicious gingerbread biscuits with your little ones and put a smile on their face and your tummy! Also, how cute are these festive themed plates and bowls from @adairs!

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  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 20 minutes



  • 100 g Butter
  • 100 g Brown sugar 
  • 100 g Golden syrup
  • 1 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp Ground cloves
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 350 g Plain flour + extra to flour surface
  • 200 g Icing sugar
  • 4 tbsp Water


  • Mixing bowls
  • Cling film
  • Rolling pin
  • Piping bag and rubber band
  • Baking tray with baking paper
  • Christmas cookie cutters


  • 1)

    Preheat oven to 190°C.

  • 2)

    Melt 100g of butter, then add the brown sugar, golden syrup, ground ginger and ground cloves.

  • 3)

    In a separate bowl add baking powder to 350g of plain flour, then mix the wet and dry ingredients together.

  • 4)

    Once you have a cookie dough consistency, roll out your dough on some cling film to a thickness of around 1/2cm, wrap it up and pop it in the fridge for 1 hour.

  • 5)

    While that’s cooling in the fridge, make your icing by combining 200g of icing sugar with 4 tablespoons of water. Add the icing to piping bag, twist the top and secure with a rubber band.

  • 6)

    Take the cookie dough out of the fridge after 1 hour and turn out onto a lightly floured surface. Pat some flour over the top.

  • 7)

    Use your cookie cutters to press out the shapes as close together as possible. Combine the wastage and roll it out again to use more of your dough.

  • 8)

    Pop your gingerbread onto a baking tray. Cook in the oven for 10-12 minutes, then leave on the bench to cool.

  • 9)

    Once completely cool, pipe your icing over the top.

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