Raise your hand if you’re sick of baking holiday cookies! Okay, well put down your hand, because you may have baked Santa’s Trash cookies and Sugar Cookie Trees, but have you baked a royal family-approved Christmas cookie yet? I think not.
We have been graced (per the official Royal Family website) with the recipe for one of the royal family’s favorite Christmas treats—the Christmas Ginger Bread Biscuits. The Royal Pastry chefs make the cute little biscuit cookies from scratch.
“It’s always best to let the dough rest, so it’s great if you can make the dough the night before,” one of the chefs says. “You can also roll out the dough, cut the shapes and put them in a freezer for an hour. This ensures they keep their shape nicely.” Take notes, readers.
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As part of the Christmas celebrations, Royal Pastry chefs have shared their Ginger Bread Biscuit recipe! Follow the link in our bio to find out more and try baking them at home. Together the team in the Kitchens at Buckingham Palace will create thousands of sweet treats and canapés for the receptions hosted at the Palace throughout the year – but Christmas time is especially busy. These Ginger Bread Biscuits can be even be personalised and are sturdy enough to hang on your tree as decorations. #BuckinghamPalace #Christmas #baking
Once the chefs cut the biscuits into different shapes (bells, circles, etc.), they decorate them with icing. The website notes that “for an extra special touch, you can even personalize each biscuit.”
These royal gingerbread cookies are versatile, too. When the icing is dry, the treats are sturdy enough to hang on your Christmas tree as decoration. You can check out the website for the full recipe, which calls for self-rising flour, ground ginger, unsalted butter, and a few more ingredients you likely have in your kitchen already.
The one ingredient you may be unfamiliar with is “mixed spice.” According to BBC Food, mixed spice “is a fragrant reminder of Christmas recipes” (which makes sense), and “it typically incorporates cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves or allspice.” So, it should be pretty easy to make your own mixed spice.
I think I’ll personalize some of my Ginger Bread Biscuits with “Meghan” and “Harry” and then it’s basically like I’m spending Christmas with the royals, right?