Gingerbread Biscuits- Recipe For Lazy People ;)

Gingerbread biscuits

Hi guys! Can you believe it’s just a few days left before Christmas?! Scrolling through my last year’s Christmas Market posts makes me a bit nostalgic, at the end of the day it’s the first Christmas so far from home. And this year (exactly like I do every year if you care to know) I left all the preparations to the very last moment. Not that I intended to, I’d love to learn to plan ahead and make my life less stressful this way but it doesn’t seem to be working in my case.

Anyway, I’m sure the most of you have already done their Christmas baking but for those of you who haven’t I decided to share a little gingerbread recipe- it’s basically a mix of what cooking sides tell you to do, what you have left in the cupboard and what you feel may go well with the whole thing. It really is super easy and, oh man, once ready they smell insane!!!

To make around 80 biscuits (depending on how big your forms are), you’ll need:

  • 400g plain flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp ground nutmeg
  • 125g butter (or, if you happen not to have that much and are too lazy to go to the shop, use vegetable oil for the missing part, works just fine, I checked it!)
  • 175g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp milk (no idea what that’s for as I just randomly added it so you can surely skip it!)
  • icing pens and other decorating accessories

Gingerbread stars

And now… put everything in the food processor, mix it well and your dough is ready! I’m sure there’s some magical order in which you should add the ingredients but I’ve never bothered to actually check it. Guess what? I didn’t miss much, the biscuits are epic!

Once the dough is ready, roll it out to about 0.5 cm and use the cutters to cut out your biscuits. I didn’t have any of those fancily-shaped little things so I simply cut out my stars and hearts using a kitchen knife but trust me, you don’t want to do that: 1) you want your biscuits to be cute and regular, unlike mine 2) it takes AGES with a knife.

When all the cutting is done, place the guys on a baking tray and put them in a preheated oven (180C) for 10-12 minutes. Let them cool and have tonnes of fun decorating! As for decorating, get yourself icing pens. Seriously! I didn’t. I just put all the icing in a bag, cut off the tip and thought it will work perfectly. It didn’t! I spent hours swearing at the little creatures which happened to be a bitch to decorate- the icing was thick, dry, crushing all the time and although I did manage to produce some ornaments the whole thing was a nightmare! What can i say? Get yourself icing pens! 😉

Gingerbread biscuits

  • Sage Sheppard

    This looks great and lazy approved because I will admit that when I read 80 biscuits I thought, “whoa too much work!” But actually the process sounds just right.

    • It’s super simple, isn’t it! Plus you can always adjust the amount of ingredients 😉 x

  • These look amazing! Thanks for the recipe!

  • Pickett Krayniy

    These look so easy! I’ll need to try out the recipe. Ps. I love the voice in your writing! 😉

  • Jessica Dolnick

    These are SO cute and I cracked up when I read the title because it was totally calling out to me.

  • Divine Mwimba

    I saw “LAZY” and I just had to comment! I am pregnant, always tired and craving for anything Ginger! Mmmm yum

    Divine
    CEO
    http://www.ladiesmakemoney.com

    • Oh wow, massive CONGRATULATIONS from me!!! <3 Whom are we expecting? Hope you'll manage to relax during the Christmas break 🙂 x

      • Divine Mwimba

        A little baby girl 🙂 Thank you!

        • Awww, that’s sweet, super excited for you <3 Tell her I'm saying hi 🙂 x

  • Lauren Bessette

    These look delicious and definitely not like a “lazy” person made them! Ha! Great recipe!!

    xo, Lauren B.
    http://www.laurenbessette.com

    • Thank you Lauren, I’m glad they didn’t make it obvious after all! 😉 x

  • Isaly Fergg

    I love the title of lazy and cooking. Lol. The cookies look delicious.

    xoxo
    Isaly Holland
    http://www.memoriesbyisaly.com

  • Celeste Wright

    OH these cookies are so pretty! I just got a foodstirs gingerbread box. I am a terrible baker, but hopefully the mix turns out well. Thanks for the decor inspiration. 🙂

    Warmly,
    Celeste | ohhelloceleste.com

    • Thank you for your kind words Celeste <3 I'm sure yours turn out amazing, looking forward to seeing them if you upload any picture online 🙂 x

  • Kim Amy

    Thanks for this post, we have a nut allergy in our home, so can’t buy gingerbread cookies in the store. I look forward to making them!

    • Hi Kim, I’m super happy to know you find it helpful <3 Have fun baking! x

  • Rosemarie and Joseph

    They looks so pretty! Almost like decorations! Thank you for sharing this recipe. 🙂

  • Hra

    ahhahahhah I am a Mrs lazy!! So I read this recipe and its sooo easy and quick! I would definitely try it 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us

    • Thanks so much and join the club! 😉 Good luck with baking 🙂 x

  • Shannon Peoples

    Wow! They are so pretty.. you’re very talented!

  • Mmmm… I wish you were staying closeby! You know why! 😉 🙂
    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

    • Haha, would be definitely happy to share 😉 Happy Christmas to you too hun x

  • Kelli-Anne Harris

    I have never heard of gingerbread biscuits but they look soooo freaking yummy right now!! Pinning and tweeting this!!

  • Awww. The gingerbread biscuites look so cute haha and easy to do. Thanks for sharing your recipe with us. I’m gonna try this.

  • Treats are something I always look forward to during this time of year :p I am not a big baker but I do enjoy it from time to time and this recipe is perfect for me :p

    • Hahah, glad to hear it! P.S. I’m not really a big baker either 😉 x

  • looks tasty and easy to make! thanks so much for sharing ?

  • Author Brandi Kennedy

    These look delicious, and I love how honest you were about your process. They seem to have turned out well despite the few setbacks.

    • Thanks so much for your kind words <3 I was quite frustrated during the process but rather pleased with the result and they were gone within an hour so I think it wasn't that bad after all 😉 x

      • Author Brandi Kennedy

        Sounds like success to me!

  • Terri Cairns

    This looks like such a simple and easy recipe!

  • These look incredible! I always want to make gingerbread but it’s normally way too much effort haha. This recipe looks perfect, thanks for sharing! 😀

    • Thanks so much <3 They were super easy to make, I promise! 🙂 x

  • Neha Verma

    The biscuits seem so yummy…I am going to definitely give them a try

    • Thank you, I’m happy to hear it! 🙂 Let me know how it goes! x

  • Cynthia Williamston

    You make it look so easy. I think the decorating will be my favorite part.

  • Jhumki Nag

    They are so beautiful and yummy. My husband loves them, will surely try!!

  • Ance

    I love this cookies! You have great ingredients here, they must be delicious!

  • Aww, they look so adorable and so easy to bake. I wonder if there is any vegan version for these? I’d love to give ’em a try! Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers, Eliza | http://www.fashion-confession.com

    • Thanks so much Eliza! You can definitely make a vegan version by skipping milk (or adding any plant-based drink but it’s not necessary) and using golden syrup or any other sweetener (agave syrup or cane sugar are perfectly fine, too!) 🙂 I really use just what I can find in the kitchen 🙂 hope this helps! Are you a vegan by any chance or just signed up for Veganuary? 🙂 x

  • Pat

    Gingerbreads, such a staple during the christmas time, thank you for sharing such an easy recipe.

  • Serina aka Ms Frugal Ears

    So pretty! They definitely don’t look like something prepared by someone who is ‘lazy’ at all. Actually they look like they are professionally made. I will have to try these next Christmas. Love them.

    • Awwww, thank you so much Serina, this is so kind of you <3 Hope you like them! x