Nothing smells as Christmassy as some mulled wine warming and some gingerbread cooking.  Yesterday we had my mum, dad and brother over for Sunday lunch so thought we would get them in the festive spirit.  Leo loves cooking and baking so he took the helm to make some Gingerbread biscuits while I focused on the roast. I told Leo what he needed to do but he was able to measure out ingredients and prepare the dough pretty much by himself.  He did an awesome job and they were amazingly yummy so we thought we would share our recipe with you so you could give it a go!

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Gingerbread Star Cookies

What You Need

  • 3.5 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 75g The Groovy Food Company organic extra virgin olive oil
  • 60g caster sugar
  • 175g plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger

What You Do

Add the golden syrup, sugar and coconut oil to a saucepan.  Heat on a low heat and stir until the sugar has dissolved

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Place flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger into a mixing bowl.  Stir together then make a well in the middle and pour in the sugar mixture

Stir together to form a dough

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Wrap in clingfilm and chill for 30 minutes to firm up

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Place the dough between two sheets of baking parchment.  Roll out to around the thickness of a £1 coin

Use a biscuit cutter to cut out the cookies, we used a star shape

Bake at fan 170 (190/gas mark 5) for around 10-12 minutes until golden

Remove from oven and transfer to cool and harden

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Mix icing sugar with a little water to make paste and top cooled biscuits

Decorate!  We used silver balls and shimmer spray for some festive sparkle

As I said, these were really excellent and extremely tasty!  Everybody enjoyed them and Leo got a big thumbs up for a fantastic batch of gingerbread!

We received this jar of organic extra virgin coconut oil from The Groovy Food Company to try out and it was fantastic and easy to use in this recipe. Coconut oil has many different uses including for your face and hair as well as in cooking.  I am really impressed with this first time using it so can’t wait to try it again.  I also saw the same jar available on rollback in Asda last week for £3.99 instead of £4.99 so now is a great time for you to give it a go too!

I would love to hear what you have used coconut oil for – I have seen so many uses online but it is always nice to hear personal reviews!  Please let me know in the comments below

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About The Groovy Food Company

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Disclaimer – I am sometimes gifted things to try out but all reviews are honest and my own opinion

22 thoughts on “BlogMas Day Four – Gingerbread Star Cookies

  1. You know we tried to make gingerbread christmas trees the other day. They were awful. I always always over cook them and I don’t know how I get it so wrong every time. Yours on the other hand look fab – much better than our attempt! Thanks for joining us at #familyfun

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    1. I’ve seen a lot of recipes that are full of ingredients and much more difficult, this way I did them was much simpler and it turned out really well. The biscuits come out feeling soft but harden as they cool. Good luck! X

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