Maple Gingerbread Festive Biscuits with orange & cinnamon icing, for Maple Syrup Day

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I’ve always just associated maple syrup with drizzling over pancakes, or bacon and waffles (I’m all about the salt and sweet) but I’ve recently been on a learning curve and now know just how tasty and versatile it is.

I didn’t realise but you can use maple syrup to transform so many different types of dishes – sweet and savoury – and I love the idea of using this natural source of energy as a glaze over chicken and turkey.. and also to add a hit of sweetness to salads and soups – the Canadian Maple Vinegar is amazing for a salad drizzle!  

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Maple-Gingerbread-Christmas-Biscuits
Maple-Gingerbread-Christmas-Biscuits
Maple-Gingerbread-Christmas-Biscuits
Maple-Gingerbread-Christmas-Biscuits
Maple-Gingerbread-Christmas-Biscuits

However right now, my sweet tooth is fully engaged and on the run up to Chrimbo I am all about the baking. Festive biscuits tick so many boxes for me that they’re always my first go-to when I start my baking frenzy… and  gingerbread is one of my favourites. It’s crunchy, snappy and firey – I love it. And this year I’ve tried something different and am using Canadian Maple Syrup, in honour of Maple Syrup Day.

These are my Maple Gingerbread with Orange & Cinnamon Icing… super duper festive and so pretty on the table too.

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Maple-Gingerbread-Christmas-Biscuits
Maple-Gingerbread-Christmas-Biscuits
Maple-Gingerbread-Christmas-Biscuits
Maple-Gingerbread-Christmas-Biscuits
Maple-Gingerbread-Christmas-Biscuits

They are also perfect for hanging on your Christmas tree, but do remember to punch a little hole in them before you bake!

Canadian Maple Syrup also comes in 4 different grades – golden, amber, dark and very dark – I’ve used the golden grade in the biscuit mix and the very dark grade in the icing, for extra depth.

It’s definitely worth having a taste of them all and playing around with flavours – and once you discover all the products that are available  – spreads, flakes, sugar, vinegar – there’ll be no stopping your creativity in the kitchen!

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Maple-Gingerbread-Christmas-Biscuits
Maple-Gingerbread-Christmas-Biscuits

Happy holidays, team. And a very merry Maple Syrup Day!

Maple Gingerbread Biscuits with orange & cinnamon icing

125g unsalted butter
65g golden maple syrup
1.5 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp cinnamon
2tsp ground ginger
300g plain flour
100g muscovado sugar

Fan oven – 180

  1. Melt the butter, sugar and maple syrup in a pan 
  2. Mix the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ground ginger and cinnamon in a separate bowl
  3. Make a well in the flour mixture and pour in the melted butter and sugar misxture.
  4. Use your hands to make a dough
  5. Roll out your dough between two sheets of baking paper, to the thickness of a £1 coin
  6. Cut out your biscuit shapes and bake for 10-12 mins.

Orange and Cinnamon Icing

200g icing sugar
3 tbsp orange juice
Half a teaspoon cinnamon

Mix the icing sugar with the cinnamon and add the orange juice. You may find you need a little more liquid, in which case add a few drops of orange juice at a time – a little goes a long way!

Pipe your biscuits when they’re cold and store in an airtight container.

Sponsored by Maple from Canada UK


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  1. I am intrigued by Maple Vinegar. I am going to have to find some to try. My husband grew up in northern Quebec and tells tales of helping collect the buckets. They were paid in maple syrup.

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