Make it Monday: Gingerbread

7 12 2009

Oh, the tree is up and I am starting to feel very festive! I love making these gingerbread biscuits, I have a tree shaped cutter which I use. I hung them all over the tree one year but put them up too soon and as they softened they dropped off the tree one by one! Much better to just eat them but I do love the traditional decorations! I am going to make these as part of the hampers we are making for our parents for Christmas.

Makes: 25 gingerbread people (or any number of decorations!)
Ingredients

125g unsalted butter
100g dark muscovado sugar
4 tbsp golden syrup
325g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp ground ginger
Supercook Writing Icing (optional)

Method
1.Preheat the oven to 170°C, gas mark 3. Line baking trays with baking parchment. Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a medium saucepan, stirring occasionally, then remove from the heat.
2.Sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger into a bowl and stir the melted ingredients into the dry ingredients to make a stiff dough.
3.Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and roll to a thickness of about 5mm (I do this between two layers of cling film, no mess). Dip biscuit cutters into flour before cutting the dough, or cut around templates. Place the shapes onto the lined baking trays and bake, in batches, for 9-10 minutes until light golden brown.
4.Remove from the oven. While still warm, and using a skewer or chopstick, make any holes that you will need to hang up the biscuits with ribbon.
5.When completely cool, decorate with the icing. The gingerbread biscuits can be stored in an airtight container for up to two weeks.

Yum 🙂

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9 responses

7 12 2009
A Modern Mother

Thanks for this. I love cut out ginger bread cookies. Will bookmark this.

7 12 2009
TheMadHouse

Yummy, yum, yum. I will add this to my ever growing baking list

7 12 2009
Very Bored Housewife

Mmmm I love gingerbread. Might have a go at making these tomorrow with the boy. Thanks.

7 12 2009
Bec

so this is what you'll be bringing Friday yes yes?? xxxxxxxxxxx

8 12 2009
Emily O

Yum, please can I use this post on my blog http://motherknowsbest.wordpress.com? I'd link to your post

10 12 2009
SnafflesMummy

yum yum yum, not so great for my GI diet! I might have to dedicate the entire month of December to Christmas!

11 12 2009
amberlife

I did some biscuits like this years ago when my children were little and hung them on the tree far too early – we were still hoovering them up weeks after Christmas!!

11 12 2009
Bec

I tasted these today, I can vouch that they are AMAZING!

11 12 2009
WADs

yummmmmmeeeeeee, thanks for this my, my mum loves anything gingerbread manish so these will be great to make for her x

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