Christmas Spiced Biscuits

Gingerbread men: fun cookies for Christmas.
They have an irresistible crunchy texture and a delicious spicy flavour. They are the iconic biscuits of the festive season which make both children and adults happy! Let the gingerbread-men sweet invasion begin!

  • DifficultyEasy
  • CostMedium
  • Preparation time1 Hour
  • Cooking time15 Minutes
  • Servingmakes around 36 biscuits
  • CuisineItalian


  • 350 gplain flour type 0
  • 175 gdark muscovado sugar
  • 125 grice flour (or corn starch)
  • 125 mlsunflower oil (cold pressed)
  • 25 gfresh ginger
  • 2eggs
  • 2 teaspoonsground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoonground cloves
  • 1 teaspoonground all spices mix
  • 1 teaspoonground black pepper
  • pinchestable salt
  • q.s.sugar paste (to decorate)


  1. – sift the flours, the spices, the grated fresh ginger and mix everything together;

    – add the sugar and the eggs;

    – mix well and pour the oil;

    – knead until you get a smooth dough;

    – wrap the dough in cling film and keep refrigerated for at least 1 hour;

    – spread the pastry to a thickness if 1 cm;

    – shape the biscuits with Christmas characters;

    – bake them at 180 degrees for around 15 minutes or till golden brown;

    – decorate with sugar paste;  


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