Earlier this week, the royal family released their Buckingham Palace Gingerbread Christmas Biscuit recipe and we couldn’t be more excited. It’s been quite a year for the royal family and this just brings us one step closer feeling a little bit like royalty ourselves.
The special recipe is made each year by the Royal Pastry Chefs in the Kitchens at Buckingham Palace. The biscuits—that’s cookies to us Yanks—are perfect for eating or even hanging on your Christmas tree. The best part is they are easy to customize with frosting or other decorations, making it a perfect afternoon activity with your kids.
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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
The recipe was originally shared using U.K. metric measurements, but fear not––we’ve done all the converting to U.S. Imperial measurements for you! Here’s what you’ll need:
- 7/8 cup (or 14 Tbsp) of self-rising flour (Pro-tip: to make your own self-rising flour, simply take 1 cup of all-purpose flour with 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt.)
- 1 tsp of ground ginger
- 1 tsp of mixed spice (note that this is not the same as all spice!)
- 2/3 cup unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup of dark brown sugar
- 2 Tbsp granulated sugar for dusting
- 6 Tbsp (or 1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp) milk
- Icing to decorate
The tasty recipe makes 10 cookies measuring 2 inches in diameter. You can get the rest of the recipe straight from the source at the Buckingham Palace blog.
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