Spicy, sturdy, and adored—these classic, slightly chewy Gingerbread cookies make the perfect sweet Christmas gift.

Prepare all the ingredients for making your chewy Gingerbread cookies.

Melt butter, sugar, and golden syrup. Stir until smooth.

Boil the mixture, then remove from heat and cool for 5-10 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and spices.

Pour the hot mixture into the flour and mix very well.

Keep mixing the chewy gingerbread cookies dough until it’s smooth with no lumps of flour remaining.

Roll out the gingerbread dough on a sheet of parchment paper.

Cut shapes from the dough and carefully place them onto prepared baking sheets.

Bake the chewy gingerbread cookies until they achieve a uniform golden hue.

Allow them to cool before decorating your Gingerbread cookies as desired.

Store your pretty, chewy Gingerbread cookies in a well-sealed container, or package in clear bags for gifting.