Gingerbread Cookies

Traditional Style Butter
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Recipe Information

serves:

30 MIN

prep time:

1 HRS

cook time:

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easy

difficulty:

Ingredients:

Ingredients for Cookie Dough:

  • 1 cup First Choice Butter
  • 1 cup eggs
  • ¾ cup golden syrup
  • 4 ½ cups flour
  • 5 tsp ground ginger
  • 2 tsp mixed spice pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Ingredients for Royal Icing:

  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 2 egg white
  • 1 lemon juice

Preparation method:

Directions of Cookie Dough:

  1. Preheat oven to 180°
  2. Beat the First Choice Butter and sugar until creamy.
  3. Beat in eggs and syrup.
  4. Sift in the flour, spices, salt and bicarbonate of soda and mix into a firm dough.
  5. Shape into a flat disc, cover with cling wrap and rest in the fridge for 30 min.
  6. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 4 mm thickness.
  7. Cut out the different shapes with cookie cutter. To make a Christmas ornament, make holes at the top of some of the cookies with a wide straw.
  8. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden.

Directions of Royal Icing:

  1. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks stage.
  2. Add the icing sugar and lemon juice.
  3. Beat until smooth.
  4. Royal Icing can be used to pipe or fill the cookie.
  5. Decorate your cookies with Royal Icing and a variety of sweets