About this recipe: A classic recipe for gingerbread. Cut the dough into gingerbread men, rounds, squares, stars or whatever you fancy. These biscuits make perfect food gifts at Christmas.
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This recipe tastes amazing and smells divine when cooking. I swapped out cloves for nutmeg and it tasted great. I did double all the spice though to give them more zing. (I love ginger!) I also cut them a little thicker which worked great. I made these as a valentines gift and decorated hearts with white chocolate and dark chocolate. very tasty. I WILL be using this again. - 12 Feb 2013
I am not a lover of cloves or cinnamon so I made these without and they were delicious! Lovely texture, the icing just takes the edge off the bitterness. I love these! - 12 Jun 2011
This was a great recipe, but I have some tips for others wanting to make the recipe. The taste, I thought, was great but you could add more spices if you want to. (Just look at other gingerbread recipes to find out an average) Also, some people were complaining about the crunchiness of the cookies. I noticed that too, but then I stopped rolling the dough so thin and they came out nice, gingery and somewhat soft and tasty! - 20 Dec 2004 (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)