The adventures of Jack Jack

The adventures of a first time Mummy and my son Jack.

Gingerbread biscuits

Today Jack and I made gingerbread biscuits (and conquered his fear of messy hands, bonus).
Unfortunately our kitchen is tiny so I had to commander Jacks play table in the living room so that he could help. The recipe is nice and simple, perfect for making with your 2 year old.


  • 350g plain flour
  • 175g soft brown sugar
  • 100g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 – 2 teaspoons of ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
  • 4 tablespoons of golden syrup
  • I used greaseproof paper as a surface for Jack to roll out the dough because we were using the kitchen surface, you probably won’t need it.

 Gingerbread ingredients

"I'm ready Mummy"

“I’m ready Mummy”

Combine the flour, ginger and soda and rub in the butter.


Add the sugar and stir in the syrup and egg to make a firm dough.


Roll out to about 5mm thick and cut into desired shape.



Place onto a greased baking tray (spaced out as they spread during cooking) and pop in the fridge for 15 minutes to help the dough firm up and keep its shape.


Bake in a preheated oven (190c) for 10 to 15 minutes.

Leave to firm for a few minutes before putting on a wire rack to cool.

I then had the difficult task of trying not to snaffle any of the lovely warm biscuits while setting everything up for Jack to decorate them.

We used red, blue and white icing and star sprinkles as well as 100’s and 1000’s (oh the mess!)

My little chef

My little chef



Daddy decorated a biscuit too


Then for the taste test.


Jack certainly enjoyed the biscuits he had made and decorated, if only he helped with the clear up 🙂

Have you made any tasty treats with your little ones?



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5 thoughts on “Gingerbread biscuits

  1. Well done Jack, what lovely biscuits! Thank you for linking up to Kids in the Kitchen x

  2. My mouth is watering now! I’m going to have to make these with my boy at the weekend, thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂 x

  3. Hi Jack,
    Your ginger biscuits look very tempting. I specially like the decorations.
    I shall have to have a go in the next few days.
    Bye for now.

  4. Pingback: Toddler crafts | The adventures of Jack Jack

  5. looks like fun! Love gingerbread. #kidsinthekitchen x

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