Clearly Christmas: Spicy Christmas Cookies in Se7en Steps…

This recipe is fabulous and makes an enormous amount of cookies – perfect for us! It fills the house with a heavenly smell of honey and spices. All very Festive and Christmassy.


We first made it a few years ago when we tried to make a gingerbread house – that was a disaster with conking walls and too many helpful hands. Oh, NO!!! Never again. But it struck me that it makes the most enormous amount of yummy spicy dough. This is what we are aiming for:


So lets meet the players:


    2 cups of honey

    1 cup of vegetable oil

    1 1/4 cups of brown sugar

    3 large eggs

    8 cups of flour

    2 tablespoons Ground All-Spice

    1 1/2 tablespoons Ground Ginger

    1 tablespoon Baking Powder

On the first day of baking…

Step 1: Add all your ingredients together in a really big bowl….


Step 2: Mix all the ingredients together and you get a really crumbly dough.


Step 3: Knead your dough somewhat and add extra oil a dash at a time, until you have a smooth and leathery dough.


Step 4: Cover your dough and leave it in the fridge overnight.


On the second day of baking…

Step 5: Expect countless little pinching fingers to have visited your resting dough… there is so much dough that I pretend not to notice – Oh what a generous mother person!


Place your dough onto a floured surface.


Start rolling and cutting and rolling and cutting and rolling and cutting and rolling… Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 10 to 12 minutes.


Step 6: You will end up with a large pile of cookies that you can keep in a sealed box for days, well that is if you don’t have se7en little hoods.


And on the third day of baking…

Step 7: I whipped up a quick batch of icing for the serious and final step of decorating. Nothing measured: Just mix together a bowl full of icing sugar, a nob of butter and add boiling water a spoon at a time until you have a smooth almost pourable icing. (The boiling water will melt the butter as you stir). We spooned the icing onto the cookies and added embellishments of 100’s and 1000’s and tubes of writing icing that I just discovered at the grocery store. But really you can use any sprinkles or icing that you have at hand.


And I let the hoods loose…








That was a fun and feasty way to spend the afternoon. And yes it really did take us three days to produce this batch of cookies!!!

42 Replies to “Clearly Christmas: Spicy Christmas Cookies in Se7en Steps…”

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  2. oh for sure trying these. and totally agree with you on the homeade gingerbread house. thanks so much for linking with us. this is so much fun!
    lots of love,

  3. Hi Edie… I just love your cookie swap!!! You are super clever to have thought of it!!! So many things to try and we have finally finished school and will have time to try out new Christmassy things!!! Have a fun weekend all of you!!!

  4. That sounds like JUST the recipe I need. I was planning to make your normal cookie recipe and just IMAGINE they’re Christmassy 🙂

    If I halve everything will it still work?

  5. Hi there… I am settling in to reply to comments… This recipe makes a lot of dough… enough for each of our kids to make a plate of cookies. I have never halved it though, if I were you I would make the whole thing, cut it into batch size balls of cookie dough. Give some to each kiddo to play with and then go: Add some variety to each batch – some fruit mix, some choc chips and so on. Roll them into cookie rolls/tubes, cover in cling wrap and freeze. Then you will have cookies on hand the entire Christmas season. Instant gifts and so on… Check out the “Bibs and Bobs” cookies in this post to see what I mean. Wishing you all the best…

  6. Thank you! I will do exactly what you suggest.
    But I think we will bake them all and give them out as gifts because I like to “make a mess” once and then it’s done 🙂

  7. Hi Marcia, We also gift ours… and I am always tempted to make double – don’t do it!!! You will drown in cookies!!! Have a fun weekend with your sweet kids!!!

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