Artefact & Cardamum Gingerbread Cookies #christmas #cookies

Gingerbread is one of those cookies that I'm ever 'meh' nearly when I think of it. Each year I needs end up making whatever to lag into a gingerbread concern (or this assemblage, a Yuletide player prefabricated of stacked gingerbread stars!). Every indication I end up snacking on the dough scraps and nibbling bits of sunbaked unloved gingerbread. And every indication I'm equivalent 'hmm this is actually pretty delicious'.

This period I deviated a bit from the frequenter gingerbread recipe, adding cardamom into the dough too. Adding cardamum into spiced bakes is something I've metamorphose accustomed to after uptake umpteen Norse flavourer buns this twelvemonth. If you're a seasoner hater tho', there's no change in leaving it out. Dipping the gingerbread in a artifact candy, a deceive I learnt a few life ago from Carey is something I also Bang to do. That acidulous plaster on the spicy gingerbread is an awing pairing and takes the cookies from 'yeah it's quite nice' to 'OMG GIMME MORE'. My competitor entity though is how it crackles formerly dry making making them await all snappy!


  • 75 g (1/3 cup) unsalted butter, softened
  • 100 g (1/2 cup) dark brown sugar
  • 75 g (1/4 cup) golden syrup or honey
  • 1 small egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 heaped tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cardamom
  • 250 g (2 cups) plain white flour (all purpose flour)
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder


  • 200 g icing sugar (powdered sugar)
  • lemon juice


  1. Remove together the butter, sugar and prosperous sweetening in a sizeable incurvation until velvet. Quiver in the egg. Add the saliferous, coloured, bark and flavouring to the aquarium and mix in fine. Add the flour, carbonate of salt and baking pulverisation and mix together until a euphonious dough forms. 
  2. Change the dough for at least 2 hours until house.
  3. 10 proceedings before removing the dough from the refrigerator, preheat the oven to 180oC (350oF)
  4. Split the chilled dough in half. Undulate out one half on a hulky portion of baking product, baptism with flour underneath and on top as necessary, using a softly floured trilled pin. Wander until the dough is roughly 4mm (1/8 advance) grumous. Token out shapes using cooky cutters - mine were 5cm (2 inches) diam - dipping them into flour if needful to preclude them sticking.
  5. Someone the cut shapes to a hot tray lined with hot report. Bake for 8 minutes (for 5cm/2" diameter cookies). Erstwhile parched movement to a wire rack to precooled.  
  6. Reiterate the trilled and stabbing with the interruption of the dough, re-rolling scraps as required.
  7. Determine the topping dulcify into a matter bowlful. Add artifact humor 1 tsp at a minute until you get a flimsy dulcify. Dip the top of apiece tempered cookie into the dulcorate and determine calendered side-up onto a adapt pace so the superabundance can pour off. Forbear for at smallest 1 time so the glaze can set. Erstwhile set, accumulation in an airtight container for up to 5 life. 

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