Ann Reardon

Easy Christmas Cookies Recipe

The smell of gingerbread wafted through the house.”Can we put the Christmas tree up mum?”

“It’s a bit early, but why not”

You can make this delicious ‘Gingerbread Christmas Cookies’ recipe part of your family holiday traditions too, use it to make giant gingerbread houses or iced cookies.  They are easy to make and don’t need electric mixers with a dough hook like some gingerbread dough recipes do.

Christmas Gingerbread Christmas Cookies Recipe:

makes approx 50 cookies.
440g (15.52 ounces) or 2 cups butter roughly chopped
430g (15.17 ounces) or 2 cups caster sugar
250g (8.82 ounces) or 1/2 cup plus 1 Tbsp glucose syrup*
260g (9.17 ounces) or 3/4 cup plus 1 Tbsp golden syrup*
180g (6.35 ounces) or 3/4 cup milk
1195g (42.15 ounces) or 7 1/2 cups plain flour
12g (0.42 ounces) or 2 tsp bicarb soda
20g (0.71 ounces) cinnamon
12g (0.42 ounces) ground cloves
12g (0.42 ounces) ground ginger

*You can swap these for corn syrup and molasses, just make sure you have a total of 510g (17.99 ounces) of syrups

Cookie icing frosting recipe:
icing for sugar cookies recipe
4 Tbsp or 80g (2.82 ounces) powdered egg white (you can swap this for pavlova or meringue packet mix powder)
3 cups or 380g (13.4 ounces) icing sugar (or powdered or confectioners) sugar
80-100millilitres (3.38 fluid ounces) or 5-6 Tbsp water (you will need most of it if using egg white powder less if using meringue powder)

Mix the egg white powder and the icing sugar together and then add the water. Mix using electric beaters on medium speed for around 5 minutes. Turn off the beaters and lift from the bowl to check if it is done (see video)
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  1. I love baking cookies for the holidays. This looks like something that my kids would love to help me make

  2. approximately how many cookies does this make

    • Hi Sarah, This makes about 50 cookies.

  3. Can a swap the syrups for honey?

    • Hi Anna, Yes you could get away with replacing the syrups with honey.

  4. Hey ann, PLEASE ANSWER. Ahah i was just rlly wondering if i could ise molasses or not?

  5. Hi Ann
    I would like to know how long do you have to wait for he cookie dough to be cool and roll it out.

  6. Can we leave the leftover dough in the fridge?

  7. Do you need the meringue powder mix as well as powdered egg whites or can you just use the powdered egg white?


    How much powdered egg white do you need?

    Thankyou Very Much!

    • Hi Evan you use one or the other not both. You need 4 Tablespoons.

  8. Hi Ann,

    How many real egg whites can I use to make the icing?

    Thank You

  9. I am looking forward to trying out this recipe! after 2 failed attempts at others (too soft, even with longer cooking times).

    I looked in the pantry and found only treacle….any chance would this recipe work if i subsituted the glucose and golden syrup for a total of 510gm treacle syrup? or taste factor, texture factor changes too much?

    p.s. wonderful website, and I had made your princess doll cake for my daughter this year! and it looked pro! easy steps, and great advice. The best of all, I was so happy that it is made from the heart xox thank you

  10. Hi Ann, thankyou for sharing your recipe, by the way can I use just golden syrup not glucose syrup? Thankyou.

  11. Hi Ann,
    I was wondering if these cookies are crunchy and hard or soft?

    • Hi Lina, that depends on how long you bake them, the longer you bake them the harder they are.

  12. How long does it take for the dough to cool down?

    • Hi jenny, I leave it overnight but I think a few hours would suffice.

  13. can I use glucose powder instead of glucose syrup?

    • Does it have instructions for making it up into a syrup? If not i’d stick with other syrups

  14. Since you’ve mentioned gingerbread houses, I thought I’d share a funny story. They are not very usual where I come from, so when I stumbled on one in a store, I had to try it. It was already baked so all I had to do was glue the pieces together and decorate it. Here’s how my architectural masterpiece turned out. I think I’ll stick to cakes. 😀

    • lol it looks like the icing they gave you would not have glued it together at all well it is too thin.

  15. Hi Ann,

    Can you please put the mesurments in cups. Thank you

  16. Hi Ann,
    Thanks for sharing your recipes ans skills.
    Can the gingerbread be frozen? Baked or unbaked? Thanks

    • * and

  17. could you put the measurements in cups please

  18. Could you just use all golden syrup and nothing else????
    Also will it be really gingery??
    Thank you

  19. thank you for your cookie recipe!
    If I want to replace ginger and cloves with chocolate powder or cocoa powder do I use the same quantities?
    Thank you! 🙂

  20. Hi Ann,

    just curious is this particular gingerbread really gingery ???? sounds silly I know but my kids like gingerbread but only mild..

    thanks 🙂

    • sorry for the double entry of question…not sure what happened

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