This article exists as part of the online archive for HuffPost Australia, which closed in 2021.

Christmas Gingerbread Is A Delicious And Thrifty Gift Idea

Gingerbread

Getting your bake on during the festive season is fun, but is also a clever way to create a delicious and unique gift.

Follow this super easy recipe by Julie Goodwin, then pop them in a tin, box or large jar and decorate with ribbon.

INGREDIENTS

  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 1 ½ cups caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 200g butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 180*C.
  2. Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
  3. Combine wet ingredients in a small bowl. Stir the wet into the dry ingredients. Wrap in glad wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
  4. Roll dough out between two sheets of baking paper to a thickness of about 3mm. Cut out with Christmas-shaped cookie cutters and lift with a palette knife onto lined baking trays.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack. Biscuits must be completely cool before icing.

Makes about 36 medium sized gingerbread shapes. Prep time: 10 minutes. Cooking time: 10 minutes per batch. Julie Goodwin, owner of Julie’s Place cooking school, has teamed up with Westinghouse to share some easy and delicious holiday recipes.

Suggest a correction
This article exists as part of the online archive for HuffPost Australia. Certain site features have been disabled. If you have questions or concerns, please check our FAQ or contact support@huffpost.com.