Recipe: Gingerbread cookies

Recipe Gingerbread cookies

Gingerbread cookies are a seasonal favourite, although they go down well any time of year really - they are so delicious! Try this homemade gingerbread cookies recipe, and you may just find yourself baking them every week.


  • 350 g self raising flour
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mixed spice powder
  • 60 g butter
  • 1 tbsp treacle
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 60 ml water


  1. Preheat oven to 170 C.
  2. Mix the flour, ginger, spices, baking powder in a mixing bowl.
  3. In a saucepan heat the butter, sugar and treacle gently.
  4. Stir in the flour and water. 
  5. Remove from heat and leave to cool in the fridge for a few hours.
  6. On a floured clean surface roll out the dough and use pastry cutters to shape the cookies. (Gingerbread men are traditional.)
  7. Place on a baking sheet covered with baking paper and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.

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