Gingerbread Biscuits-Gluten & Nut Free

Well Christmas is nearly upon us and you cannot beat the festive inspired fragrances of mixed spice, ginger, and mulled wine (it’s Christmas you’re allowed to) wafting through your home. I hope this conjures a suitable image for you, which I’ll now shatter if you decide to let your kids help. 

My kitchen looked like a snow storm, my daughter kept stealing the dough and eating it, and the cat ended up wearing it, but never the less we soldiered on because there’s a houseful descending this week and it’s great to have a supply of nut friendly treats, a should add if you can handle the mess it’s great fun for all involved. 


  • 350g plain flour (I used Doves Farm ) 
  • 1 tsp bicarb of soda 
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon or mixed spice 
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum (if doing gluten free) 
  • 150g soft brown sugar 
  • 125g butter 
  • 1 egg 
  • 4tbs of golden syrup (or four good squeezes from the squeezy bottle) 


  • Making these couldn’t be easier. Set your oven to 180 degree C 
  • In to a food processor sift the flour, bicarb, spices and xanthan gum. 
  • Add the butter and pulse until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. 
  • Stir in the sugar. 
  • Beat the egg lightly 
  • Add the golden syrup to the egg and beat again. 
  • Add the egg mixture to the dry ingredients and pulse until a dough is formed. 
  • Turn this out and kneed together. 
  • I let it rest for about 5-10 minutes in the fridge. (15 if using gluten based flour) 
  • Dust your surface and roll dough to about 1/4 inch thickness. It needs to be thinner to get a good “crunch” 
  • Cook biscuits on a lined tray for about 10-12 minutes
  • Let cool completely on a wire rack and decorate if you choose to. 

Enjoy with your kids, or make a small hole and hang on the tree or as a snack for Santa on Christmas Eve. I should add these go perfectly with a Baileys laced coffee. So there you go an easy recipe perfect for the festive period. 

Right I have more recipes to perfect and a mound of presents to wrap, wish me luck…. 


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