I can’t claim to be as glam as Meghan Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, or Kate Middleton, otherwise known as the Duchess of Cambridge (TBH, I probably most resemble Prince Charles, #blessed), but at least this holiday season, I can eat like royalty and treat myself like a true princess by making their family’s favorite Christmas cookie recipe.
By cookies, I obviously mean biscuits (they live across the pond, after all). The royal family’s favorite are gingerbread biscuits made at Buckingham Palace by a team of professional pastry chefs. Once baked, each cookie is decorated with festive icing (royal icing, of course), and some are even personalized with the names of different members of the royal family.
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As part of the Christmas celebrations, Royal Pastry chefs have shared their Ginger Bread Biscuit recipe! Follow the link in our bio to find out more and try baking them at home. Together the team in the Kitchens at Buckingham Palace will create thousands of sweet treats and canapés for the receptions hosted at the Palace throughout the year – but Christmas time is especially busy. These Ginger Bread Biscuits can be even be personalised and are sturdy enough to hang on your tree as decorations. #BuckinghamPalace #Christmas #baking
To get a gingerbread biscuit worthy of royalty, there are a few helpful tips shared on the royal family’s website.
Second, you should make your dough the night before, then let it rest.
Third, after you roll out your dough and cut out your cookies, you should freeze them before popping them in the oven — this helps them keep their shape while they bake.
The recipe makes cookies that are sturdy enough to be hung on your Christmas tree as ornaments, and on Christmas Day, you can serve them with tea and cocoa for dunking. Just make sure to put on your tiara first!