Mombie’s Yummy Christmas Biscuits

Every year I bake my Christmas biscuits (throughout the year too) but especially around Christmas as it just smells so Christmas-ey to me. It’s basically gingerbread with some cinnamon chucked in too. I often bake and gift wrap them for friends and I’m always asked for the recipe so I thought I would share it with you lovely folk. I warn you I bake in guesstimates and how I feel hence some of the rough measures, I tend to be on the generous side though. The shape cutting bit is a great way to involve little ones in the baking too!

So here it is from my top secret cookery book

My much loved and stained recipe book my mum gave me years ago to record my fave recipes.


  • 350g Plain Flour
  • 2 -3 TBSP Ground ginger
  • 1 TSP Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 (or a little more) TBSP Ground Cinnamon
  • 100g Soft Butter
  • 175g Soft Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 4-5 TBSP Golden Syrup


Pre-heat the oven to 180 C (Fan assisted)

Put the flour, Ginger, Cinnamon, and Bicarb into a bowl and rub in the butter.

Add the sugar and stir in Egg and syrup to make a firm dough (add more syrup if needed)

Muj “helping” roll out the dough

Roll out to about 5mm thickness and cut into preferred shapes (this is the perfect point to get the kids involved) .

Biting my tongue about her use of shape cutters.

Evenly space onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake for 10-12 mins or until golden brown.

Leave to firm up on the baking tray for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nom Nom Nom

You can decorate these biscuits too but I think they’re lovely and sweet so its not necessary, and you can gift wrap for friends as well.

Ready to gift to a neighbour, I add a little extra when it’s Christmas.