• Makes 24
  • 2.5 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 13 Ingredients


A fun Christmas cooking activity.

Ingredients (makes 24 )

  • 125g Unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup or 125g Golden syrup
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 cups Plain flour
  • 3 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Bi-carb soda
  • Royal icing:
  • 1 1/2 cup Icing sugar
  • 1 Egg white
  • 1/2 tsp White vinegar


  1. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the syrup and egg and beat until combined.
  2. Sift the flour, spices, baking powder and bi-carb together over the butter mixture. Stir all the ingredients together with a wooden spoon to form a dough. Shape the dough into a disc, wrap in plastic, and chill in the fridge for 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 175 degrees. Dust your work area and rolling pin with flour. Divide dough into quarters. Roll out one quarter to 5mm thick. Using Christmas cutters cut out shapes and place on baking paper lined trays. Continue this process until all the dough is used.
  4. Bake biscuits in the oven for 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on trays for 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.
  5. Royal Icing: beat egg white until peaks form. Continue beating and add vinegar. Add icing sugar in small amounts while still beating. Beat until you have soft peaks. Fill a piping bag to decorate biscuits or fill a clip seal bag with icing and snip the corner.


Decorate any way you like. Add colouring to icing or simply omit if you like them plain.

  • These look amazing and very Christmasy.


  • Thank you for sharing this recipe.


  • This is beautiful.


  • These are so cute and look fantasic. Too nice to eat.


  • Creative and delicious!! I just want to eat them all! I love ginger bread


  • You make it look so simple. They look amazing.


  • They look absolutely gorgeous! Nice change from gingerbread men


  • My daughter and I love making gingerbread men. We will definitely have to get festive and make some stars. It’s always so much fun decorating them!


  • Definitely a must for next year. Love the recipe


  • So cute and so much fun – will definitely make star shapes this year!


  • I like the star theme ones, different from the actual Gingerbread men. And just thinking of all the different patterns that you can do with stars.


  • Another to try out, hopefully will get it right one day. Enjoying all the tries.


  • Simply beautiful. They would make lovely Christmas gifts. Thanks for sharing.


  • Such beautiful decorating skills! Fingers crossed mine turn our like these! Perfect for Frozen theme!


  • very pretty and i like the patterns.


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