These beautiful Christmas cookies made with sugar and spice and topped with royal icing are a must try at home. 


  • 3 cups plain flour

  • 1 ½  cups caster sugar

  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger

  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda

  • 200g butter, melted

  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • Royal Icing

  • 1 egg white

  • 2 ¼ cups icing sugar

  • 1 tablespoon water


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 180*C. 

  • 2.

    Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.

  • 3.

    Combine wet ingredients in a small bowl.  Stir the wet into the dry ingredients.  Wrap in Glad wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes.  Roll dough out between two sheets of baking paper to a thickness of about 3mm.  Cut out with Christmas-shaped cookie cutters and lift with a palette knife onto lined baking trays.

  • 4.

    Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.  Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack.  Biscuits must be completely cool before icing.

  • Royal Icing:

  • 1.

    Using electric hand beaters, beat the egg white until frothy. 

  • 2.

    Add the sugar a little at a time and beat until stiff peaks form. 

  • 3.

    Thin with water if needed.  Spoon into a piping bag and use immediately. 

  • 4.

    It will dry to a hard, glossy finish.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (36 servings)

  • Energy 129kj
  • Fat Total 4g
  • Saturated Fat 2g
  • Protein 1g
  • Carbohydrate 20g
  • Sugar 11g
  • Sodium 4mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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