The recipe for gingerbread cookies.

During our videoconference with students from Greece we promised them to send a recipe for our traditional Christmas gingerbread cookies. In real, we don’t eat them only in Christmas time – we can bake them and eat with pleasure all the year round – but they are a must-have-at-home in winter. They are healthier than usual cookies, because they contain honey. In Poland honey is often used instead of sugar, because it’s not only better to our health (not as fattening as sugar) and tastier, but it also strengthens our immunity.

So, here is the recipe prepared by Hania (today is Saturday – Hania promised she will bring us the cookies on Monday to take some photos of them):



1 ½ kilograms of flour

2 glassful of honey

120 grams of butter or margarine

1 spoon of lard

½ kilogram of sugar

2 spoons of cocoa

3 packaging of gingerbread spice

4 eggs

4 teaspoons of soda or 2 spoons of ammonia dissolved in 1 or 2 teaspoons of water

1 packet of baking powder



1. Melt honey, butter(or margarine), lard, sugar, cocoa, and gingerbread spice in pot.

2. Add flour, eggs and baking powder to melted mass – you will get some dough.

3. Knead the dough well.

4. Roll the dough out and cut cookies. You can make different shapes.

5. Bake for 5 minutes in 180°C or 200°C.


And here are some pictures of traditional Polish gingerbreads:

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On Christmas some people make not only cookies, but also small gingerbread villages:


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