I mentioned that one of the bee-themed gifts that I got for my birthday was honey. Combined with what I already had in my kitchen cupboards, that meant I was left with a lot of honey, so yesterday I decided to find a recipe and try to use some of it up. I chose these Honey Gingerbread Biscuits, mainly because I had all the ingredients (there’s no going shopping on a Sunday in Germany!).
I had no ground cloves, so instead I used extra cinnamon and nutmeg. I also added quite a bit of extra ginger because I find recipes never use enough for my tastes.
While they were baking, my kitchen smelled like Christmas!
I actually left the first batch in for too long… you may notice that some of the biscuits on the above picture are slightly darker looking… but they weren’t actually burnt and they still tasted okay.
The biscuits that I hadn’t overcooked had just the right amount of crispiness, but the honey made them slightly chewy in the middle and the spices gave them a nice kick that took the edge off the sweetness. I’ll probably make these again… and try not to get distracted when it’s time to take them out of the oven!
Two biscuit recipes down, eight more to go!
10 thoughts on “35 Before 35: Baking – Honey Gingerbread Biscuits”
Yummy! I love gingerbread! Now you made me want to eat some and I usually try to wait until December to start eating it. 🙂
Gingerbread is for always, not just for Christmas! 😉 (Unless it’s German Lebkuchen… that’s just for Christmas!)
Lost for words? 😉
Ginger and cinnamon remind me of Christmas too! And some of the shops here have already put up their Christmas decorations, all of which to say, it’s coming! 🙂 They look lush, I haven’t had gingerbread in aaaaaages!
MMMM. Definitely Christmas-y!
Mmmmmm, they look delicious. 🙂