Who says ginger biscuits only have to look like gingerbread men though? Make your biscuit feast more fun by trying out different shapes like snowflakes and Christmas trees. That’s the best thing about the holiday season – there is simply so much to explore!
And when it comes to gingerbread biscuits, it’s a three-step process. You only need to prepare the dough, cut out and bake the cookies and then decorate them in the end. Here’s a simple Christmas ginger biscuits recipe for the holiday season 2021.
Recipe # 1
- All-purpose flour
- White sugar
- Baking soda
Mixing bowls are available in different sizes so it all depends on how much mixture you have, that is, the number of biscuits you’re planning to bake! Or you can use small bowls for mixing ingredients with lesser quantities separately before adding them to the main dough mixture in a larger bowl.
Before you begin baking the ginger biscuits, you must preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius or around 350 degrees F.
- Firstly, take two-quarter cups of flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, three-quarter ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon ground cloves, 2 teaspoons ground ginger, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Put all of these into a mixing bowl, sifting them to blend well enough.
- Now add 1 cup sugar and three-quarters cups margarine into a big bowl. Mix these together using a large ceramic spoon. It’s best if the margarine is softened, as it would make the process easier, smoother and quicker. Once you get a smooth and soft mixture, put in the egg and use an electric or hand beater accordingly.
- Add 1 tablespoon of water and a quarter cup of molasses to the main mixing bowl consisting of margarine, sugar, and egg. You can even tiny fruit bits, such as strawberries but this is completely optional.
- Once you have a good dough mixture, add 2 tablespoons of sugar and knead the dough well again.
- Make tiny to medium-sized balls out of the dough according to the shape you like and place them on a cookie sheet directly, without applying grease.
- Allow around 10 minutes for the biscuits to properly bake. Once you take them out of the oven, don’t remove them immediately. Give them a few minutes to cool down and you can then store the biscuits in an airtight container.
Baking tips to keep in mind
Now that you have the recipe, let’s have a look at some baking tips too.
- Are you used to cutting shaped biscuits using a knife? Save the time and hassle by shopping for cookie cutters of different shapes instead.
- Keep the margarine safe and sound in a vessel with its lid closed. If you’re letting the margarine melt outside, it’s best to have it protected well in an airtight container as it melts.
- Use a rolling pin to help flatten the cookies before placing them in the oven. This is also necessary if you’re planning to make biscuits of many shapes.
- Refrigerating the biscuits isn’t required at all, but you can try it out for a varying taste!
And so, baking Christmas ginger biscuits are extremely simple. Remember to gather all the ingredients beforehand and preheat the oven to 175 degrees Celsius or 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Use mixing bowls of different sizes to make dough preparation easier. And if you want to bake biscuits of various shapes, don’t forget to have a rolling pin and some cookie cutters by your side! Happy baking for Christmas 2021!