The Queen’s Pastry Chefs Just Released A Royal Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe

Hope you like gingerbread!

Raise your hand if you're sick of baking holiday cookies! Okay, well put down your hand, because you may have baked cookies and , but have you baked a royal family-approved Christmas cookie yet? I think not.

We have been graced (per the ) with the recipe for one of the royal family's favorite Christmas treats—the Christmas Ginger Bread Biscuits. The Royal Pastry chefs make the cute little biscuit cookies from scratch.

"It's always best to let the dough rest, so it's great if you can make the dough the night before," one of the chefs says. "You can also roll out the dough, cut the shapes and put them in a freezer for an hour. This ensures they keep their shape nicely." Take notes, readers.

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Once the chefs cut the biscuits into different shapes (bells, circles, etc.), they decorate them with icing. The website notes that "for an extra special touch, you can even personalize each biscuit."

These royal gingerbread cookies are versatile, too. When the icing is dry, the treats are sturdy enough to hang on your Christmas tree as decoration. You can for the full recipe, which calls for self-rising flour, ground ginger, unsalted butter, and a few more ingredients you likely have in your kitchen already.

The one ingredient you may be unfamiliar with is "mixed spice." According to , mixed spice "is a fragrant reminder of Christmas recipes" (which makes sense), and "it typically incorporates cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves or allspice." So, it should be pretty easy to make your own mixed spice.

I think I'll personalize some of my Ginger Bread Biscuits with "Meghan" and "Harry" and then it's basically like I'm spending Christmas with the royals, right?

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