Gingerbread Cookies in Two Minutes (or less!)

If you’re wondering just what you should do with yourself in the last few days before Christmas, may I suggest you whip up some gingerbread cookies? Even though it doesn’t exactly take less than two minutes – in fact, many more minutes if you’re both cooking and filming –  these cookies are still an easy, festive way to amp up the holiday cheer and make your house smell divine.

Gingerbread Cookies in Two Minutes (or less!) from Hilary Davis on Vimeo.

Thanks to the guys from Sorted for this recipe. If you haven’t yet watched these young UK cooks, you’re missing out! And extra thanks to my brilliant friend D, for ingredients, help with filming, and friendship.

Recipe down below – in British!


. 150g unsalted butter

. 120g brown sugar

. 5 tablespoons golden syrup

. 400g plain flour

. 1 heaping tablespoon baking soda

. 2 heaping tablespoons ground ginger


1. Preheat the oven to 170°C.
2. Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a pan until smooth and the sugar has dissolved.
3. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for a few minutes.
4. Beat in the sieved flour, bicarb and ginger until a dough forms.
5. Allow it to cool until it’s okay to handle.
6. Dust a work surface with flour and roll the dough out to a thickness of 1cm. It may feel a little crumbly but that’s what makes it crisp when brittle when baked.
7. Cut out whatever shapes you want and arrange on a non-stick baking tray.
8. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven.

Makes 12

7 thoughts on “Gingerbread Cookies in Two Minutes (or less!)

  1. Bernohearn says:

    That recipe isn’t in British… it’s in metric… It’s what everyone is the world uses besides the US. I may try these cookies. I haven’t done any Xmas baking so far. Peace and love from Dubai. B


    • Hilary says:


      I know what metric is 🙂 It’s just more fun to dub things as British. It lends a nice international flair to a post, don’t you think?


  2. Bernohearn says:


    So I tried these cookies. They were easy and good. They were very gingery. The most gingery cookie that I’ve ever eaten. At first I was a little low on them but the more I ate the better they tasted. Refining my tastebuds slowly!

    Also… It’s sexier to dub things as Canadian… true story!


    • Hilary says:

      BERN! I’m so happy to hear they worked out for you! They are very gingery, but then again, I know a few good gingers…

      How is the Dubai life?!


  3. Bernohearn says:

    Life in Dubai is easy. I can even get Lyle’s golden syrup here! Hopefully we’ll see you this summer and you can check out just how much Owen has grown! I might make you cookies as well!


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