Gingerbread cut-out biscuits

    1 hour 40 min

    An easy gingerbread biscuit recipe that you can cut out into any shape. Perfect for gingerbread men and women, houses, snowflakes, animals or simply circles or squares!

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    Makes: 48 gingerbread biscuits

    • 225g butter
    • 200g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 350g black treacle
    • 2 tablespoons vinegar
    • 625g plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarb of soda
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
    • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground cloves

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

    1. Cream the butter with the sugar until light and fluffy, Gradually add the egg, treacle and vinegar, beating well between each addition. Blend in the pre-mixed dry ingredients. Be sure to scrape down the sides and check under the mixture to incorporate any extra flour. It forms a stiff dough. Take it out of the bowl and wrap it in cling film before placing in the fridge to chill for at least an hour.
    2. Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Grease a baking tray or line with baking parchment.
    3. On a well floured surface, roll the mixture to about 5mm thick. Cut out shapes as desired and place biscuits on the prepared baking tray.
    4. Bake for 5 to 15 minutes, depending on the size and thickness of your biscuits.

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