Blood-splattered gingerbread biscuits

Blood-splattered gingerbread biscuits

Nutritional Benefits

  1. Rich in fiber: Gingerbread biscuits are made with whole wheat flour, which is a great source of dietary fiber. Fiber aids in digestion and helps regulate blood sugar levels.
  2. Good source of iron: These biscuits contain molasses, which is a natural source of iron. Iron is essential for the production of red blood cells and helps prevent iron deficiency anemia.
  3. Packed with antioxidants: Ginger, one of the key ingredients in gingerbread biscuits, is known for its antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help protect the body against damage from harmful free radicals.
  4. Contains beneficial spices: Cinnamon and cloves, commonly used in gingerbread biscuits, have been found to have anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. They may also help lower blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of heart disease.
  5. Provides energy: The combination of carbohydrates from flour and sugars in gingerbread biscuits provides a quick source of energy. This makes them a great snack option for those needing an energy boost.


  1. 2 ½ cups whole wheat flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking soda
  3. 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  4. 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  5. ½ teaspoon ground cloves
  6. ½ teaspoon salt
  7. ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  8. ½ cup brown sugar
  9. ½ cup molasses
  10. 1 large egg
  11. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Processing Steps

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, baking soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, cream together the softened butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the molasses to the butter mixture and mix until well combined.
  4. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract.
  5. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing until a dough forms.
  6. Divide the dough into two equal portions, wrap them in plastic wrap, and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  7. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  8. Roll out the chilled dough to a thickness of about ¼ inch and cut out desired shapes using cookie cutters.
  9. Place the cut-out shapes onto the prepared baking sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges are slightly golden.
  10. Allow the biscuits to cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Tips and Recommendations

When serving and preparing the recipe:

  • For a festive touch, you can decorate the gingerbread biscuits with icing or colored sugar.
  • Store the biscuits in an airtight container to maintain their freshness and crispness.
  • Gingerbread biscuits pair well with a hot cup of tea or coffee.

Shopping List:

  1. Whole wheat flour (2 ½ cups)
  2. Baking soda (1 teaspoon)
  3. Ground ginger (1 teaspoon)
  4. Ground cinnamon (1 teaspoon)
  5. Ground cloves (½ teaspoon)
  6. Salt (½ teaspoon)
  7. Unsalted butter (½ cup)
  8. Brown sugar (½ cup)
  9. Molasses (½ cup)
  10. Large egg (1)
  11. Vanilla extract (1 teaspoon)

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