Snowflake Cookies

I've made a fair few cakes with The Boy now, and we've turned our hand to pizza, but we haven't tried cookies yet, and we haven't tried gingerbread. When I saw a recipe for polish spiced Christmas cookies (basically gingerbread) on The Crazy Kitchen, I decided to give it a whirl: everyone is always making it, it can't be hard surely?

Wrong! Well, that is if you're not using an electric mixer which it turns out, everyone else did. I only have a handheld mixer, which I am wary of using with The Boy, and so we mix everything we make with a good old-fashioned wooden spoon! Gingerbread ingredients are quite tough to mix together.

Anyway, here we go!

110g unsalted butter
110g soft, dark brown sugar
6 heaped tablespoons runny honey
1 egg
450g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
2 tablespoons mixed spice
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
100g icing sugar

  • Melt the butter, sugar and honey in a small pan until the butter has just melted
  • Sift all the dry ingredients into a large bowl, stir together
  • Add the egg and mix well
  • Add the melted butter/sugar to the dry ingredients and mix until a dough forms
  • If the mixture is too dry add water 1 tablespoon at a time until it comes together
  • Roll out on a floured surface to an inch thick
  • Use cutters to cut out the shapes and place on greased baking trays
  • Bake in 200 degree (C) oven for 7-8 minutes
  • Cool on a wire rack

Then we decorated our snowflake and jigsaw piece cookies with drizzly white chocolate and sweeties!

We used these fab cookie cutters from Cox & Cox, excellent quality and durable.

I was sent the cookie cutters to review. I pinched Helen's recipe. Both are great and my opinion is honest and unbiased.

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  1. says

    they look great…. I love these cookies, the next time I made them with more ginger instead of mixed spice & were even better. I think you need to get an advance on next years birthday & Xmas & get a Kitchen Aid….you won't regret it!
    Thanks for the mention too x

  2. says

    These look fab, was looking for a cookie recipe the other day with the children. Will copy this one to try now.

    We made some basic biscuits before Christmas and let the children cut them out, we had some very interesting shapes. They all dissapeared into hungry tummies though!

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