Gingerbread Christmas Decorations

Welcome to week 3 of Counting Down to Christmas.

I wanted to make some home made presents this year, and I know I would love to be given a little bag of biscuits or a tree decoration, so we had a practice. We have tried LOTS of recipes lately and fiddled around with them, but finally settled on this one. It is amazing!

Ingredients

  • 75g brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • I tablespoon treacle
  • 95g butter
  • 225g plain flour
  • half a teaspoon of bicarb of soda
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

Decoration

Icing pens and little gold balls, or whatever you fancy really.

Instructions

  • Put the sugar, syrup, treacle ginger and cinnamon in a pan and bring to the boil, with 1 table spoon of water.
  • Remove from the heat and add the butter.
  • Stir in the flour slowly and knead until you have a nice smooth dough.
  • Cover it up and leave somewhere cool for half an hour.
  • Roll out the dough and use cookie cutters to make Christmas shapes. We used a straw to make holes at the top to thread the ribbon through later.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes at 180 degrees.
  • Decorate as you wish.

This is a blog hop, we’d love to see what decorations you’ve made, so please link up below.



Don’t forget to check out the other cohosts projects too.

Rainy Day Mum ~ Mummy Mummy Mum! ~ Life at the Zoo ~ The Fairy and The Frog~ Jennifer’s Little World ~ Making Boys Men ~ The Boy and Me ~ Mama Pea Pod

Don’t forget to check out week 1 and week 2 for more Christmas inspiration.

Also linked to Festive Friday.

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