Chocolate coated gingerbread biscuits {Recipe}

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Today, I made my house smell like a German Christmas market. It is the perfect smell when you come back from a (half) run and all you have managed to do is get rained on. 

I made a few versions of this one. I did not know what would work best. A cookie, a small cake, chocolate - no chocolate, glitter - no glitter... The recipe is from Cookie Heaven - a random find at my library. It would make a great gift for someone who loves baking and/or cakes. What I would say though is that - in the case of this cookie - the picture did not look at all like the cookies that I made (hence my different versions). They sugar coated them (on the picture) when it is not in the recipe instruction. I find this SO annoying. Anyway rant over, let's get on with the recipe. 

To make 50 (2 points per cookie if you don't use any chocolate coating, otherwise add 1 point for every cookie)

115g slightly salted butter, softened
75g brown sugar
150 ml treacle (such an annoying way to measure treacle)
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 egg beaten
450g plain flour
225g plain chocolate chips 

Preheat the oven to 160 C. Grease some baking trays - I used my madeleine one. 

Cut the butter into pieces and put in a large bowl. Put the sugar, treacle and spices in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Add the bicarbonate of soda and pour into the bowl with the butter. Stir until the butter has melted, then stir in the egg. Sift in the flour and mix until thoroughly combined. 

Pour some mixture in the baking tray, and bake in batches for 8-10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Melt the chocolate chips and dip half of each biscuit in the chocolate. Return the biscuit to the wire rack to set.  

I played around with the coating as well. It is really a great recipe for getting into the Autumn/Winter mood. And now that I have all the spices in the house, I am sure you will get more gingerbread based recipe. 


  1. Yummy - they sound delicious Nat, thanks for sharing.

  2. Oooh! These look SO yummy! I must make these! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I can smell them all the way over here. These look like comforting, nostalgic treats.

  4. They look wonderful! I must make some :)

  5. These look so pretty and elegant... Perfect little gift or for celebrations! I tried your raspberry chocolate one last week and it was delish. Thanks for sharing all these recipes!

  6. I thought you'd like to know Nat-I made these today and they are delicious! (And I am not baker!) Happy Birthday too!