Gingerbread biscuit gift in a jar

    20 min

    The perfect Christmas food gift for any foodie. Gingerbread biscuit mix is layered in a jar and tagged with instructions. You can also attach a Christmas-shaped cutter to the jar, if you wish.

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    Makes: 18 cookies, when prepared

    • 250g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 200g plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
    • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 220g dark brown soft sugar

    Prep:20min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Mix 250g of the flour with the bicarbonate of soda and baking powder. Mix the remaining flour with the ginger, cloves, cinnamon and allspice. In a 1 litre wide mouth preserving jar, layer the ingredients starting with the flour and baking powder mixture, then the dark brown soft sugar and finally the flour and spice mixture. Pack firmly between layers.
    2. Recipe to attach to jar:

    3. 1. Empty contents of jar into a large mixing bowl. Stir to blend together. Mix in 115g softened unsalted butter, 275g treacle and 1 lightly beaten egg. Dough will be very stiff, so you may need to use your hands. Cover, and chill in the fridge for 1 hour.
      2. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4. 3. Roll dough to 5mm thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut into shapes with a biscuit cutter. Place biscuits on a lightly greased baking tray about 5cm apart.
      4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in preheated oven. Once cool, decorate as desired.

    Watch how!

    Watch our How to make gingerbread men video to see how to make perfect gingerbread biscuits every time!

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    Reviews in English (38)


    Fab idea! My daughter had a baking party, I made aprons out of tea towels and bias binding, gave the kids a small plastic bowl, wooden spoon and already had some cake mix in got them to 'mix' it, then spoon into bun cases, they watched videos then came and decorated their buns, their party gift was the bowl, wooden spoon, apron and their 6 buns, but think this could go down well too, great idea for a school fayre.  -  04 Sep 2011


    Great gift!  -  05 Dec 2015


    very easy to make and they have turned out very well though i think i will put less treacle in as they is to much.  -  06 Dec 2012