Spelt Gingerbread Biscuits

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These festive gingerbread biscuits are both tasty and decorative. This easy recipe, adapted from Lecker, is great for involving the little ones in your family by letting them ice these spice cookies and they make a lovely homemade Christmas present.

  • 50 g Candied ginger
  • 400 g Refined spelt flour
  • 100 g Raw brown sugar
  • 125 g Butter, diced
  • 1 Egg yolk
  • 225 g Molasses
  • 2 tsp Gingerbread spice mix
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 Egg white
  • 230 g Powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tsp Lemon juice
  • Silver cachous, to decorate
  • Holiday sprinkles, to decorate
  • Red liquid food colouring
  1. Finely chop the candied ginger. In a large mixing bowl, add in spelt flour, raw brown sugar, diced butter, egg yolk, chopped candied ginger, molasses, spice mix and baking soda. Stir until well combined. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Shape into a disc. Cover with plastic wrap. Place in the fridge for at least overnight or two days.
  2. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Line two baking sheets with baking paper. Divide the dough into 3 portions. Roll out pieces between baking paper to 4-5mm thick. Use your favourite biscuit cutters to cut cookies from the dough.
  3. Place on the lined trays. Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. Place the egg white in a bowl. Use a wooden spoon to lightly beat the egg whites until foamy. Sift icing sugar over the egg whites and stir until smooth. Add lemon juice and stir until well combined.
  5. Spoon 2/3 of icing into a snap-lock bag. Place the rest in a bowl. Add red colouring and stir until combined. Place it in another plastic bag. Cut a small hole in a corner of each bag. Pipe icing over gingerbread to decorate. Finish with silver cachous and sprinkles. Dust with some icing sugar if desired.

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Sue 8/12/14 04:59

Oh, just look at all of your adorable cookies! So festive!

Betty 8/12/14 05:41

These are so pretty! I love spice cookies, either with or without frosting The frosting though, is so much fun! :)

Asha Shivakumar 8/12/14 06:04

I have to start baking with spelt more, you have inspired me. The cookies are so festive, wish you were my neighbor;).

Jasna Varcakovic 8/12/14 06:09

Fun to make, joy to eat..or maybe, to give as gift!

noobcook 8/12/14 07:46

Loving the festive bakes!

Sharon D 8/12/14 08:06

These are so pretty, Angie. I am in love with it!

Rosa's Yummy Yums 8/12/14 09:00

So pretty and tempting Those gingerbread biscuits must taste wonnderful.



Medeja 8/12/14 10:13

I can really smell and see Christmas :) I love gingerbread in any form :)

My Little Space 8/12/14 11:01

I have yet tried making this gingerbread cookies yet. Must try it out this year. I'm already in the festive mood. Jingle bell... jingle bell...lalala... >o<
Blessings, Kristy

Shashi Charles 8/12/14 11:04

Angie - these are adorable!!! What a great way to involve little ones in decorating these gorgeous and tasty sounding gluten free cookies!

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 8/12/14 12:43

I can only imagine how delighted someone would be to receive this as a gift. They're gorgeous.

Monica 8/12/14 12:56

They are super festive and I love your decorations! It would be amazing to get a box of these as a gift. Very sweet!

Mijú 8/12/14 15:27

Que bonitas eres una artistas galletera ;-)))
Un saludito

Ann Low 8/12/14 15:36

These healthy cookies are so pretty and festive!

Wok with Ray 8/12/14 16:28

These beautiful ginger biscuits definitely bring the holiday spirit as they are indeed very festive.

Food For Tots 8/12/14 16:34

Your cookies look so pretty and festive!!

Gloria Baker 8/12/14 17:33

absolutely beautiful ANgie:)

Shibi Thomas 8/12/14 18:30

They look awesome for packaging as edible gifts!!!

fimère .b 8/12/14 19:18

super jolis bravo
bonne soirée

Choclette Blogger 8/12/14 21:09

These look so pretty Angie. Love gingerbread and I love the way you've presented them too.

Cheri Savory Spoon 8/12/14 21:15

Hi Angie, these cookies are perfect for the holidays, gingerbread is my favorite. Pinned!

Alida 8/12/14 22:29

Mmm... these remind me a bit of the biscuits I had in Germany over Christmas. I live there for a while and I used to love Christmas there..the Christmas markets were so beautiful and those cinnamon/spiced biscuits so delicious! I love the fact that you have used spelt. Fab post Angie I am bookmarking this.

Marcela 9/12/14 00:26

omg... they look so festive! I love how you decorated them! SO GOOD!

Tricia Buice 9/12/14 02:54

So pretty and fun! I can almost smell the aroma of these ginger spiced cookies. Love these Angie!

Chris Scheuer 9/12/14 04:17

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. I bet there's lots of people wanting to raid your Christmas cookie stash!

lisa h. 9/12/14 04:49

pretty Xmas cookies :D

The Yum List 9/12/14 05:28

So pretty for the festive season.

Lisa Lin 9/12/14 09:06

These cookies are so delightful! Love all the holiday sprinkles all over them!

Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl 9/12/14 18:22

What beautiful holiday biscuits! That gingerbread taste I'm loving!

Nippon Nin 9/12/14 19:03

Fun and pretty! I love ginger bread cookie yet I have never tried it before. Thank you for the excellent recipe.

Catherine 9/12/14 19:44

Dear Angie, These cookies look perfect and delicious for the holiday feast!! Blessings dear. xo Catherine

Rumana Ambrin 10/12/14 00:26

Omg!! They look so beautiful...

Debra Eliotseats 10/12/14 01:07

Beautiful and so festive. I would love a box shipped over. :)

Balvinder Ubi 10/12/14 02:02

I love everything ginger and these cookies are the perfect for the holiday celebrations!

Juliana Levine 10/12/14 02:13

Beautiful and festive cookies Angie...I love the spices that you have in these cookies and yes, love the candied ginger...
Have a great week :)

Patty Price 10/12/14 02:29

I love your holiday creations Angie!

Nazneen Hamilton 10/12/14 03:38

Love your happy cookies! They are so pretty and sound delicious. I love gingerbread and these cookies sound perfect.

Kitchen Belleicious 10/12/14 04:19

they are soo cute.. I love the strong ginger flavor against the spelt.

Joanne 10/12/14 13:12

How cute are these! The perfect cookies for decorating.

kitchen flavours 10/12/14 14:03

Beautiful cookies, Angie! Very festive and pretty!

Emma | Fork and Good 10/12/14 14:15

Angie, these are so cute and rustic! Love the use of spelt flour, not enough stuff is made with spelt, it's such a nutty flour and is perfect for things like this!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 10/12/14 14:47

I absolutely love gingerbread cookies. They're probably my favorite holiday cookie. I hope I can find some spelt flour as I love to taste the texture! Lovely photos, Angie. So festive :)

lena 10/12/14 17:02

love the beautiful and all its decorations! already feeling christmas just by looking at the photos!

Pam 10/12/14 18:07

I love gingerbread! These biscuits look cute & tasty.

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 10/12/14 19:52

Your icing is stunning, what a delicious box of cookies :D

Choc Chip Uru

Liz Berg 10/12/14 20:38

Such yummy cookies! So beautifully decorated, too!

grace 10/12/14 20:42

how festive, fun, and flavorful! you're the queen of spelt, angie. :)

Christine Ho 10/12/14 23:59

These festive cookies are so pretty, Angie, intriguing me to make some as well.

Geraldine Saucier 11/12/14 01:53

You did a beautiful job. These cookies look beautiful and delicious. Perfect recipe for my daughter and friends to make. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly LifemadeSweeter 11/12/14 10:02

These are the cutest Christmas cookies! I love how pretty and festive you decorated them!

Helene Dsouza 11/12/14 14:32

Oh they look like that big gingerbread heart which is still hanging in my room in Austria after all those year (with a bite mark at the side!). I am feeling nostalgic Angie =)

Yelena Strokin 11/12/14 18:21

Christmas is coming to town-))) I need to start on my cookies -))

Cheap Ethnic Eatz 11/12/14 23:16

These cookies are so adorable, great decoration on them Angie. And loving the Candied ginger !

Jeanette 12/12/14 03:23

These are so cute - love this healthier version of a favorite holiday cookie.

Roz Corieri Paige 13/12/14 04:51

Oh MY SWEET GOODNESS! These are beautiful gingerbread delights, Angie! When do you begin shipping? Honestly, you have the most unbelievable culinary talent!
Happiest of Holidays,

motherrimmy 13/12/14 16:51

I adore candied ginger, so I'm not sure how much of it would end up in these delicious cookies!

Mireya @myhealthyeatinghabits 13/12/14 18:18

I love these cookie ornaments but I have a serious problem with them. I'd eat them all off the tree!

Muna Kenny 14/12/14 11:02

They look beautiful Angie! I will make some soon, you know how I love to try your recipes :)

Emma @ Bake Then Eat 14/12/14 22:31

These look lovely and so festive, I love a gingerbread cookie :)

Koko 16/12/14 04:37

Ohhhh I want these!!! So festive, and soooo yummy!!

My Inner Chick 16/12/14 22:37

These are FABULOUS!!!!!!!!)))))))))))))))xxxx)


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