There's something about gingerbread which always reminds me of Christmas - this is a super easy, mild gingerbread recipe which makes the perfect sweet treat for all of the festive gatherings around this time of year. They can be done as stars, or any other shape - they would be great for birthdays too, just mix up the cookie cutters you use.
- 200g Wholemeal Flour
- 2 tsp Ginger Powder or 1 tsp Ginger Paste
- ½ tsp Baking Powder
- 4 Tbs Honey or Rice Malt Syrup
- 5 Tbs Coconut Oil, melted
- 2 Tbs Water
- Preheat oven to 180◦C, and line baking tray with baking paper.
- Add dry ingredients to a bowl and mix together.
- Add all wet ingredients and mix well with a wooden spoon until a dough forms.
- Roll out dough to approx. 1/2cm thickness on a board lined with baking paper.
- Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes, carefully peel up (a silicone spatula can be used if dough is sticky) and place on baking tray.
- Continue rolling out the dough and cutting shapes until all dough is used.
- Place in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until they start going golden brown.
- Leave on the tray to harden and cool, then keep in an airtight container.
These are going to become a staple in my house - so many people, young and old have tried them and enjoyed them! If you like a strong ginger flavour, feel free to increase the amount of ginger.