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 recipe. It is amazing!
- 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
Icing pens and little gold balls, or whatever you fancy really.
- 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.
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Ohhh I’ve been after a good recipe last one I tried they spread so much the gingerbread men resembled Mr Blobby instead of gingerbread men.
maggy,red ted art
Oh my! Great minds think alike… check out my post next week (not gingerbread though… but still.. same idea ;-))
Yours look LOVELY!
Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!
Kate @ Puddles and Gumboots
These look lovely, I think your gingerbread recipe is quite similar to mine.
If you’re interested I’d love for you to add this to my Making Magical Christmas Memories challenge http://www.puddlesandgumboots.com/2011/11/25/making-magical-christmas-memories-making-shortbread/
oh course, will do. x
Chris at Thinly Spread
The look of concentration on their faces is adorable and the decorations look beautiful! Thank you so much for linking to Festive Friday!
thanks Chris 🙂 x
Lovely idea, I might try these myself. If you want to I’d love you to link up to my ‘Creating Christmas’ section
I will definitely pop over. Thanks. x
Shannon @ Cozy Home Scenes
I remember making cookie ornaments when I was a child, but have long lost the recipe we used. Thanks for passing a tried and tested one along. Looks like your kids had great fun! They and the ornaments are adorable.
I’m having a Gingerbread party on my blog starting Dec. 1st. I’d love for you to come link this up then so everyone can see it. Details are on my blog if you’re interested.
I will definitely come and look, thank you. x
Jane @ Mama Pea Pod
We made some today too! (Though ours didn’t go quite so well! lol!)
How pretty these are! I would love if you’d consider adding them to the Critters and Crayons Homemade Christmas Linky…. http://crittersandcrayons.com/2011/11/27/our-homemade-christmas-gifts-dont-look-if-youre-on-my-list/ So pretty!
Janice @ learning4kids
What a fab idea! We make chrismtas gingerbread cookies every year but I have never thought about putting them on the tree……thank you for the inspiration! Will definitely give this a go!
I found you through the Puddles and Gumboots christmas linky! 🙂
Those look beautiful & your kids looked like they were having a great time making them! Thanks for linking up to TGIF! See you next week,
great idea, love these!! can’t wait to make some with my 3 little monsters
would love it you could share this on my link party at http://www.serenityyou.blogspot.com
Kate @ Puddles and Gumboots
Thank you so much for linking up 🙂
Art For Little Hands (@art4littlehands)
I love the way gingerbread smells, I will be trying your recipe soon. Thanks for sharing with Monday Madness.
These look lovely, just wondering what the shelf life is… Providing children don’t gobble immediately. I’d love to decorate tree a few weeks before Christmas then eat on the day but not sure they’ll last the distance? Thanks