These gingerbread biscuits are so festive and can be used for decorating the tree if holes are made in them before baking. Plus cookie cutters come in so many different shapes and sizes, they can be really fun to make. These should be stored in an airtight container and they should last a few days.
- 350g Plain flour
- 1 tsp Mixed spice
- 2 tbsp Ground Ginger
- 125g Butter
- 175g Brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tbsp Milk
- 250g Icing sugar
- Sift the flour, mixed spice and ginger together.
- Rub in the butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Beat the egg and sugar together until well combined.
- Mix the wet and dry ingredients together and knead on a floured surface.
- Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and leave the dough to chill for 15 mins.
- Roll out the dough on a floured surface to a thickness of 2mm and use your favourite festive cookie cutter and get shaping!
- Brush the bsicuits with some milk and pop into the oven for approx 15 mins until golden.
- Allow the biscuits to cool and mix the icing sugar with 4 tbsp of water to make a thick paste.
- Using a piping bag, pipe out different pattens onto the biscuits and allow to harden for a few mins.