Christmas baking is a fabulous part of the festive fun and everyone loves a gingerbread cookie at Christmas. This recipe features a lovely firm dough that makes these festive cookies easy to work with. Baking gingerbread cookies is a great way to get the kids involved in the kitchen and they will love decorating them. Get the kids to make and decorate some for their friends or teachers as they make an ideal end-of-year gift. For crisp cookies roll the dough out very thin; for softer cookies go with a thicker dough.