Christmas Gingerbread Cookies

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Ingredients

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  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • cup light-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup Golden Syrup
  • 1 cup icing sugar 
  • A few tsp water

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Instructions

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  • In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg for 20 seconds, set aside.
  • In the bowl cream together butter, 1 cup brown sugar until well blended then add the egg and golden syrup mix well.  
  • Mix in the flour, baking soda, salt, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg until well combined.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill 1 hour. Preheat oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray.
  • Scoop dough into balls and place evenly apart on the baking tray. 
  • Bake in preheated oven 8 - 10 minutes.
  • Cool on baking sheet several minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Add your icing sugar to a small bowl with the water. You want a sticky but thin consistancy so you can dip half a cookie in.
  • Once cookies have completely cooled dip half of each cookie into your icing and add sprinkles or design to each cookie. 

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