12 Days of Christmas – Gingerbread Cookies for Santa


Stuck for an idea of what to leave for Santa? These yummy gingerbread biscuits are easy and quick.


1 cup unsalted butter or margarine
1 cup icing sugar, sifted
½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
½ cup golden syrup
1 egg, separated
2 ½ cups flour sifted
1 tbsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda


Preheat the oven to 180°C and line two baking trays with baking paper.

Beat the butter and sugar using an electric mixer. Then beat in the syrup and egg yolk. Fold in the flour, spices and bicarb. Cover in plastic and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.

The cookies spread a little bit during baking, so don’t place them too close together.

Bake cookies for about eight minutes. Allow to harden for a few minutes on the tray before moving to a wire rack to cool completely.

These cookies taste best fresh out of the oven, but will keep for two weeks in an airtight container.



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