These yummy gingerbread biscuits are super easy to make and are a great activity for the whole family to get involved in.

They’re also very versatile and can be enjoyed straight away with a hot chocolate, boxed up as a gift or you can make a hole in the top of the biscuit and tie with some ribbon to make a Christmas tree decoration.

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE BISCUIT

• 125g unsalted butter
• 150g dark muscovado sugar
• 4 tbsp golden syrup
• 300g plain flour
• 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
• 2 tsp ground ginger

FOR THE ICING

• 250g icing sugar
• 2 tsp food colouring (assortment of colours)

SIMPLE STEPS

1. Preheat the oven to 190°C / 170°C Fan/ Gas 5. Grease a baking tray and line with baking paper and a sifting of flour

2. Over a medium heat melt together the butter, sugar and syrup and set aside. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ground ginger into a big bowl then pour in the melted butter mixture. Mix using a wooden spoon until you form a dough

3. Sift some flour onto a clean worktop and roll out the dough to 5mm thick, turning occasionally to avoid sticking

4. Using your favourite Christmas cutters cut out shapes and place on your prepared baking tray

5. Bake in the oven for 12 minutes until the biscuits are cooked through. Remove biscuits from the tray and leave to cool on a rack

6. To make the icing, add a few drops of water to the icing sugar until you reach the desired runny consistency. If you add too much water simply add some more icing sugar to the bowl

7. Once the desired consistency is achieved spilt the icing into various bowls and add a drop of different food colourings to each bowl until the desired colour is reached

8. Spoon the icing into a piping bag and now it’s time to get busy
creating your masterpieces