Gingerbread biscuits

When we finally approach the festive season, that period full of positivity and joy so contagious that it makes everything graceful and pleasant, we inevitably want to make something traditional that evokes the pleasure of being at home with your family, perhaps sitting around the fire - what else other than a special Christmas snack? How about gingerbread biscuits, with their distinctive Christmassy aroma, packaged with imagination and creativity in little confectionary bags, and which are also perfect as a small gift for a special friend? Discover everything about these lovely biscuits, so delicious and perfect to be eaten in company, maybe with some delicate wine just right for a Christmas toast.

Ingredients

  • plain flour 350 grams
  • eggs 1 unit
  • sugar 160 grams
  • honey 150 grams
  • butter 150 grams
  • cinnamon 1 tsp powdered cinnamon
  • ginger 3 tsp of powdered ginger
  • cloves ½ tsp powdered cloves
  • nutmeg ½ tsp powdered nutmeg
  • baking soda 1 tsp baking soda
  • salt A pinch of salt
Information
20 minutes Total time
20 minutes Active time
Serves 5 persons
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Preparation

Add the flour to the spices and sugar and mix well. Add the diced, cold butter and work it into a crumbly dough by hand, as if you were working on pastry. Add the honey and mix well. Finally, add the egg and mix everything together until you have a smooth paste. Put the dough in cling film and let rest for at least an hour in the fridge. When the dough is nicely solidified, roll it out on a sheet of waxed paper and cut out shapes with the biscuit cutters of your choice. Remove the excess mix and place the biscuits in the oven at 180°C for 15 minutes until they become golden brown.

Tips
It is very important to work the dough for these biscuits fairly rapidly, then store it in the refrigerator until needed.
Trivia
A recipe for some lovely tasty gingerbread biscuits which comes to us from North America and the countries of Northern Europe.

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