This Traditional Gluten Free Gingerbread is one of the many things I love about Christmas! Christmas has always been a special time of year for my family. It’s the one time of year we have the opportunity to spend the entire day together. Always a feat when you’re a part of a family of 7.
Apart from spending the day together, it’s all about the food and a little bit about the presents in my family. We have a traditional lunch, but my favourite part of the lunch is the treats that go with it. Treats such as Christmas pudding, fruit cake, cherries, a selection of nuts and of course gingerbread.
Gingerbread has to be my favourite. So I thought I would share my Gluten Free Gingerbread recipe with you all.
Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!
- 125 g butter, softened
- ½ cup firmly packed brown sugar
- ½ cup golden syrup
- 1 egg yolk
- 2¾ cups gluten free plain flour
- ½ tablespoon ground ginger
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
Preheat oven to 180°C/170° fan forced and line baking tray with baking paper.
Using an electric mixer beat the butter, sugar and golden syrup until creamy. Add egg yolk and combine.
Stir in flour, ginger, cinnamon and cloves. Bring dough together and knead until smooth. Cover and place in fridge for 30 minutes. Tip: If its still a bit gooey and sticking to your hands add a little extra flour.
Roll the dough until 5mm thick and using the desired cookie cutter, cut shapes from dough, re-rolling dough scraps. Place, 2cm apart, on prepared trays. Repeat with remaining dough.
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until firm to touch and set aside to cool before eating.