Gingerbread Biscuits

Servings: 15 to 20 biscuits
Prep. Time: 15 minutes (+15 minutes chilling time)
Cook Time: 12 minutes

Gingerbread Biscuits are a fun and delicious way to get the whole family involved in some baking at the weekend. They are also a great recipe to enjoy during the festive period or all year round.


  • 175g plain flour
  • ½ tsp. bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tbsp. ground ginger
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 160g soft brown sugar
  • 100g butter, cubed
  • 1 medium egg

For the Icing:

  • 100g icing sugar, sieved
  • Silver Balls


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 ̊C / fan 160 ̊C / gas mark 4. Line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper.
  2. Place the flour, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, salt and sugar into the large bowl of your food processor. Pulse briefly to combine the dry ingredients.
  3. Add the butter and egg and pulse briefly, before processing continually, until the mixture starts to form a ball.
  4. Tip the dough onto a lightly floured work surface and bring together to form a ball. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 15 minutes.
  5. Using the lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough to a thickness of 5mm. Using cookie cutters, cut shapes and place on the baking trays. From leftover dough into a ball and re-roll and repeat, cutting out until all the dough has been used.
  6. Bake for 12 minutes. Cook on a wire rack.
  7. Make the icing by adding 1-2 tsp. water to the icing sugar, until it reaches desired consistency. Spoon into a piping bag, fitted with a small nozzle. Pipe decorations on the biscuits and add silver balls.