Gingerbread Cookies


Published March 15, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 16
Total Time: 40 min

Prep Time: 25 min | Cook Time: 12 min


This is a twist on the classic gingerbread recipe. It's great to make with children, or use it to make a range of decorations, and gifts for the festive season.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 4 pieces
Calories per serving: 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.8g 12%
Saturated Fat 4.6g 23%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 53.3g 18%
Protein 5.5g 8%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1/3 cup chocolate flakes

Step by Step:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease the baking trays with butter. Melt the butter, sugar, chocolate, and honey in a saucepan, add the ginger, stir occasionally, then remove from heat.
  2. Sift the flour and baking soda into a bowl and stir the melted ingredients into the dry ingredients to make stiff dough.
  3. Turn out onto a clean surface and roll to a thickness of about 1/3 inch. Dip biscuit cutters into flour before cutting the dough, or cut around templates. Place the shapes onto the baking trays and bake, in batches, for 12-15 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven. While still warm, make any holes that you will need to hang up the biscuits with a ribbon.
  5. When completely cool, decorate the cookies with the icing. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks.