Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

A Christmas favourite for families around the world, Gingerbread Cookies are a great way to kickstart the festive season. Treat your elf by giving this traditional yet scrumptious recipe a crack!

310g whole wheat flour, plus more for work surface
80g melted coconut oil
160g molasses
1 large egg
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt

Preheat the oven to 180oC.
Combine flour, ginger, cinnamon, salt, cloves, baking soda and baking powder in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, combine coconut oil, molasses and the eggs. Whisk until the mixture is combined.
Pour the liquid mixture into the dry mixture and stir until combined.
Get the kids to divide the dough in half. Shape each half into a round disc about 3cm thick and wrap it in plastic wrap. Place the dough in the refrigerator and chill for at least two hours, or overnight if possible, to make the dough easy to use.
Get the kids to help again by flouring the benchtop. Roll the dough until it is 1cm thick.
Cut cookie shapes and place them onto a baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes, then let them cool on a cooling rack.
Let the kids decorate the gingerbread cookies as desired.

With Christmas just around the corner, it's time to start thinking about this year's festive spread. From your lunchtime or dinner feast to desserts and mid-afternoon treats, getting your recipes planned and prepped early is the best way to sleigh the holiday season! 

Beko's Eat Like A Pro recipes are created and approved by FC Barcelona nutritionists, so why not give the recipes a go for a healthy take on some Christmas classics. Make the prep easier by grabbing an extra pair of hands from your little kitchen helpers and get cracking!