Hi Lovelies. I just wanted to drop a little note before we jump into this week’s post of my gingerbread biscuits recipe, and say “ I hope you are all keeping well and safe”! I know this Christmas probably isn’t the Christmas you all had in mind, but hopefully we can all still make the most of it! If you aren’t already in the mood, hopefully this baking post I have written will help a little.
Who doesn’t love baking? I know I do! Once I get the Christmas cake ingredients soaking in that booze, and the puddings done, it starts to feel proper Christmassy in our household. My FAVOURITE thing to bake at this time of year is gingerbread biscuit. I like everything about it, the process, the smells, the decorations and of course the taste. There is nothing better than a glass of Mulled Cider, some homemade gingerbread biscuits, and a Christmas movie. If you have all those you are be set to enjoy the festive season. And if not I’m here to help you with the Gingerbread side of things at least.
My baking skill level isn’t anything massively impressive, or at least that’s what I think. So these biscuits should be simple enough to make at home with the kids, or just a fun little activity to do alone. My kitchen is very small. With limited counter space. So cleaning the kitchen from top to bottom, weighing out all my ingredients, and having everything organised is a must. You can of course do it over a couple of days. Like when kid(s) are in the picture for us, I’d probably make a mix the night before and pop it in the fridge overnight. Then if the mix I make with the kid(s) goes tits up it’s grand coz there’s a backup. And before you even think it. Yes I am a massive control freak, and Yes I have OCD!!
Right so I suppose I should share the actual recipe now right?! Here’s a link to the Odlums recipe I usually use. I’ve been using that recipe for a number of years now and I love it, but I’ve gotten into experimenting and trying out new things, so I might have my own recipe up next year.
These cookies are great plain, but it’s always a good choice to decorate.
Here’s also some links to some great decoration ideas no matter what your skill set. Stained Glass Cookies, Simple Icing Sugar, Chocolate Dipped Cookies, One for the pros. If you’ve never tried the stained glass option I’d give it a go. And don’t be too discouraged if they don’t all turn out perfect. I always need to remind myself that it’s meant to be FUN, just enjoy it. Try not to put so much pressure on yourself. I’d also love it if you guys would check out come old post and give me some feedback. Here’s a look at some old Christmas Posts. The links probably won’t work, but it’s more about the ideas and content that I’d like your feedback on.
I really hope you guys enjoy this Gingerbread Biscuits recipe! If you do bake some biscuits, I’d love to see them, so send me some pics.
Have a great Christmas and see you in the New Year for a year of weekly blog posts.