Published March 15, 2013 | Written by The Healthline Editorial Team
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.
|Serving size:||4 pieces|
|Calories per serving:||297|
|Total Fat 7.8g||12%|
- 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:
- 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.
- Sift the flour and baking soda into a bowl and stir the melted ingredients into the dry ingredients to make stiff dough.
- 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.
- Remove from the oven. While still warm, make any holes that you will need to hang up the biscuits with a ribbon.
- When completely cool, decorate the cookies with the icing. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks.