Gingerbread Christmas Cookies
150 grams butter
1/2 cup firm packed brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 tablespoons of ground ginger
1 teaspoon of mixed spice
3 cups self raising flour
Step 1 : In a saucepan melt butter, sugar and honey together, bring to boil, transfer into a large heatproof bowl.
Step 2 : When completely cooled add, ginger, mixed spice and egg and mix through.
Step 3 : Sift in 3 cups of flour and combine.
Step 4 : Knead and roll out dough approximately 1cm thick (may need to do this in 2 lots) on a well floured bench/board.
Step 5 : Cut out shapes – I did a combination of gingerbread men, Christmas trees, stars, angels and hearts. (Re-roll out dough until it’s all been used.)
Step 6 : Space out on a greased tray approximately a finger width apart and bake at 180 for 10 minutes or until firm and your men have a nice deep tan.
Step 7 : Decorated with butter cream icing and sprinkles on the trees or you can leave them plain.