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120Total Time
1Prep Time
20Bake Time

Christmas Gingerbread Hanging Biscuits

Celebrity recipe
  • Vegetarian

About the bake

Have fun with the kids making these gingerbread decorations for the Christmas tree, with the added delicious taste from unrefined light muscovado sugar. For more information on unrefined brown sugars and how they can enhance your Christmas baking visit

120Total Time
1Prep Time
20Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 170ºC (150ºC fan, gas mark 3). Place the butter, treacle, golden syrup and light muscovado sugar in a pan and heat gently until the butter melts and sugar dissolves. Remove from the heat and allow to cool a little.

  2. Step 2:

    In a large bowl, mix together the flour and spices, then pour the sugar mixture into the dry ingredients and stir to combine.

  3. Step 3:

    Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda into the milk and add to the bowl. Combine to make dough, adding a little more milk if necessary. Wrap in cling film and place in the fridge to cool for at least 30 minutes.

  4. Step 4:

    Roll out the dough on a surface that’s lightly dusted with flour and cut out shapes using the Christmas cutters. Transfer onto the baking sheets slightly spaced apart, and bake for 10-15 minutes.

  5. Step 5:

    Remove from the oven. Whilst they are still soft, make one hole in each with the point of a skewer large enough to thread some ribbon through. Leave to completely cool on a wire rack.

  6. Step 6:

    Mix the golden icing sugar with water to form a stiff glacé icing, fill the piping bag and carefully pipe lines or dots on to decorate the biscuits. Add the edible silver balls while icing is wet.

  7. Step 7:

    Once the decoration is dry, thread some ribbon through each ready for hanging.


  • For the biscuits

    • 225g Billington's Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar
    • 125g Butter (unsalted)
    • 2 tbsp Black treacle
    • 2 tbsp Silver Spoon Golden Syrup
    • 450g Allinson's Plain White Flour
    • 1 tbsp Ginger (ground)
    • 1 tsp Mixed spice
    • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
    • 1 tbsp Bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 tbsp Milk (whole)
  • For the decoration

    •  Unrefined golden icing sugar
    •  Silver balls


  • Cookie cutters
  • Rolling pin
  • Mixing bowl

Nutritional Information

per 20g
  • 93cal Energy
  • 2.8g Fat
  • 1.7g of which Saturates
  • 16g Carbohydrates
  • 7.1g of which Sugars
  • 1.2g Protein
  • 0.34g Salt

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