Christmas cookies

No Christmas dessert table is complete without trays and trays of cookies


  • ¾ cup salted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup black treacle
  • 2 ¼ cups fl our
  • 2tsps baking soda
  • 1tsps cinnamon
  • 1tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp Salt
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar (for rolling the cookies)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside.
  2. Combine the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Mix for one minute, or until fluff y.
  3. Add in the egg and beat until smooth. Add in the treacle and beat until well combined.
  4. Place the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and salt into a sifter (if you don’t have a sifter, whisk in a bowl), and then add to the butter mixture. Mix until combined.
  5. Roll the cookie dough into balls. Place the granulated sugar into a shallow bowl and roll the dough balls into the sugar. Place on the baking sheet, about 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes and let cool on the pan for 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.
  7. Serve when cooled to room temperature.