Polish gingerbread cookies

    35 min

    These traditional Polish cookies are made for Christmas. They're easy to make, fun to decorate with the kids and as you bake them, the whole house will smell of Christmas spices.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 120ml honey
    • 250g plain flour
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 125g soft butter
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 2 teaspoons mixed spice
    • 1 pinch salt

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Heat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Place flour in a large bowl. Heat honey until very warm; add to flour and mix well. When cooled down, add sugar, egg yolk, butter, bicarbonate of soda, mixed spice and a pinch of salt. Mix well to form a dough.
    3. Knead the dough and transfer to a lightly floured surface. Roll out to 1/2cm thick. Cut out various shapes using your favourite cookie cutters.
    4. Transfer the cookies to a baking tray lined with baking parchment. Bake 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow to cool on a wire rack before decorating.

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