Lifehack logo

Sweets bring happiness to our lives, and at Christmas it is worth doing something special. Christmas sweets are brilliant!

Recipe for gingerbread and Santa's cookies (Linzer Biscuits and Moelleux cakes)

By Make Food By YourselfPublished 4 months ago 3 min read

Recipe for gingerbread

Do you want to try a crispy homemade gingerbread recipe that will melt in your mouth? You found the perfect recipe! You only need a few ingredients, the special Christmas shapes and a little patience and you can get down to business.

The best part is that you can prepare the dough for homemade gingerbread already before the Eve, even a day. You just have to leave it in the fridge and it will keep perfectly until you are ready to bake them!


  • 1 egg
  • 400 g flour
  • 2 teaspoons of ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate
  • a pinch of salt
  • 160 g butter 80%
  • 200 g brown sugar
  • 60 ml molasses/honey

Method of preparation

  1. Combine the dry ingredients: flour, cinnamon, ginger, ground cloves, sodium bicarbonate and a pinch of salt. Separately, beat the butter with the sugar for 2-3 minutes. Add the egg and molasses, then incorporate the dry ingredients.
  2. Turn the dough obtained on the surface sprinkled with flour. Knead the dough for a few seconds, then give it a round shape, wrap it in cling film and put it in the fridge for at least an hour.
  3. The dough can be made the day before and left in the refrigerator until rolling.
  4. Once the dough has cooled, roll it out with the rolling pin between two baking sheets lightly sprinkled with flour, until you reach a thickness of about 0.5 cm. Cut out the gingerbread with the special shapes and place them in a tray lined with baking sheet.
  5. You can put the rest of the dough through the same process again, after kneading and rolling again. Put the gingerbread in the oven for 10-12 minutes at 170 degrees, or until they become slightly golden.
  6. Decorate the gingerbread with sugar glaze, or with other decorative elements, according to your imagination.

Recipe for Santa's cookies

From the section of biscuits and cookies for Santa, today Moelleux cookies have chocolate and Linzer biscuits with almonds, with which we prepare for the festive Christmas meal.


Linzer cookies with almonds

  • 110 gr almonds (roasted)
  • 260 gr flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • grated peel from an orange
  • 227 gr of unsalted butter
  • a pinch of salt
  • 135 grams of sugar
  • 1 vanilla essence
  • 2 egg yolks (40 gr)
  • powdered sugar

Moelleux cakes

  • 2 eggs and 2 yolks
  • 100 grams of sugar
  • 50 gr flour
  • 110 gr of butter
  • 100 gr dark chocolate
  • 1 vanilla

Method of preparation

Linzer Biscuits

  1. Powder the almonds together with the sugar in a blender.
  2. Sift the flour into a bowl and mix with salt and cinnamon.
  3. Beat in a mixer the butter and the remaining sugar, then the vanilla, the egg yolk and then the orange peel.
  4. Mix the almonds together with the composition.
  5. Divide the dough in two after removing it from the mixer.
  6. Two rectangles are made (we stretch them with the rolling pin)
  7. Cover with foil and refrigerate for an hour.
  8. Take it out, let the dough soften a little and make more biscuits with the molds. The shell is very fragile, it is preferable to be stretched in a thicker layer.
  9. Be careful how you handle the biscuits. Bake on parchment paper at 180 degrees for a maximum of 10-12 minutes depending on the oven.

Moelleux cakes

  1. Melt the chocolate in a steam bath together with the butter.
  2. Eggs are mixed with sugar, essence and flour. Then the chocolate is incorporated spoon by spoon.
  3. The oven heats up to 210 degrees, which is also the secret of these chocolatey cakes.
  4. Cover a rectangular shape with butter and pour the cake.
  5. Bake for 8 minutes. Leave to cool and then cut into the desired shapes. I made stars.

foodhow tohouse

About the Creator

Make Food By Yourself

Food recipes for you and your loved ones. I present both food and sweets, from different countries, for a diversification of tastes to your liking.

Reader insights

Be the first to share your insights about this piece.

How does it work?

Add your insights


There are no comments for this story

Be the first to respond and start the conversation.

Sign in to comment

    Find us on social media

    Miscellaneous links

    • Explore
    • Contact
    • Privacy Policy
    • Terms of Use
    • Support

    © 2023 Creatd, Inc. All Rights Reserved.