Ginger Christmas biscuits

makes about 40
30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 100g of sugar
  • 120g of golden syrup
  • 50ml of milk
  • 65g of butter
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 250g of plain flour

Method

1
Melt the butter with the milk, golden syrup and sugar in a saucepan then leave to cool to room temperature
2
Sieve the flour and mix with the spices and bicarbonate of soda on a clean work surface
3
Make a well in the middle and pour in the wet ingredients. Mix until fully combined then wrap in cling film and leave to rest in the fridge for 2 hours
4
Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas mark 6
5
Remove the dough from the fridge. Lightly flour the work surface and roll to a thickness of about 4mm
6
Cut your preferred shapes out using pastry cutters, transfer to a lined baking tray and bake for 5–6 minutes
7
Leave to cool before decorating with the icing