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Almond Gingerbread Cookies

The perfect cookie for gingerbread, almond gingerbread cookies. Great for decorating with the whole family!
Prep Time45 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, German
Author: Matt


  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 30 g unsalted butter
  • 60 g brown sugar
  • 75 g ground almond
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 large egg
  • fine zest from a clementine
  • 1 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg


  • Royal icing
  • gum drops
  • mini m&m's


  • Melt the butter, maple syrup and sugar together. Stir to combine. Then when it is all melted together, take off the heat. Cool for a few minutes, then whisk in the egg and zest. 
  • Transfer mixture to a bowl and stir in the almonds, spices and flour. Little one's would be good at this if you want to get them involved. Mix until well combined and then chill in the fridge for at least 30min.
  • Heat the oven to 180C. Put some spare flour on the clean surface. Roll out the chilled dough on this until just a bit thicker than a pound coin, and cut using your favorite cookie cutter (again, a great job for a little one). Place on a parchment lined baking sheet, and bake until light brown (about 15-20min). Resist temptation, and let them cool before decorating.