This traditional Thermomix Gingerbread is super easy to make and nothing beats the aroma of baked gingerbread wafting through the house. Cut out into any shape you wish and decorate to your heart’s content!
Christmas wouldn’t be the same without baking a big batch of Gingerbread biscuits. I’ve experimented with a few recipes for making Gingerbread in the Thermomix and this one turned out the best. Everyone loves this recipe and they don’t last long in our house.
For this recipe, I’ve used two teaspoons of ginger and quarter of a teaspoon of cinnamon which we love but if you wanted to play around with the spices, adding a little nutmeg, ground cloves, ground cardamon and some grated orange peel could also work. There’s no harm trying a little dough just to check the spice is right.
How to make Gingerbread in the Thermomix
Ensure that the butter and egg are at room temperature then mix all the ingredients for ten seconds then knead for a couple of minutes until clumps form. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and roll into a ball.
Cut the dough ball in half, flatten them to a disc shape then wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 20 minutes – they chill quicker and it’s easier to roll out this way.
When the dough is chilled, roll each disc out onto some baking paper so that it doesn’t stick.
Cut into desired shapes.
Place carefully onto an oven tray – I used an egg turner to lift these gingerbread men so their legs didn’t break.
Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until lightly golden around the edges then leave to cool on the tray for a few minutes.
After a few minutes, lift the gingerbread off the baking tray and allow to cool completely on a cooling rack.
And here they are – all ready to be iced and decorated any which way you please!
Make ahead and freeze
Raw gingerbread dough can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 3 months.
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