Saturday, December 15, 2007

Gingerbread Cookies





I did this last year but never put it on the blog...sorry cheating I know, I just have not been keeping things up to date! I also set a challenge on the craft forum last week on the forum and didn't post on here.

I would like to thank my assistant (Owen) - without whom this would not have been possible.

Gingerbread Cookies

Makes around 18 – 20 depending on size of cutters
Ingredients
175gms Self Raising Flour (6oz)
2.5ml Bicarbonate of Soda ( ¼ Teaspoon)
2.5ml Ground Cinnamon ( ¼ Teaspoon)
10ml Caster Sugar (2 Teaspoon)
50gms Butter (2oz)
45ml Golden Syrup (3 Tablespoon)

Icing (optional)
50gms Icing Sugar (2oz)
5-10ml water (1-2 teaspoon)

Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/gas 5. Lightly grease two baking sheets
Put the flour, bicarb of soda, cinnamon and caster sugar into a large bowl.

You now need to melt the butter and syrup either in a saucepan or I do it in a bowl in the microwave.

Pour into the dry ingredients and stir well

You will need to mix it together with your hands at the end to form a dough.

Now turn onto a lightly floured surface and roll to about 5mm (¼ inch) thick.


Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes, and put them on the tray. Leave a little room around them. Keep cutting and re-roll left overs until it is all used.




Bake for 8 – 12 minutes. Let them cool a little then transfer onto a rack, I use a slice to move them.

You can ice them by making the into a stiff mixture.

I have packaged mine into a cello bag ready for a gift

I have designed some labels for you to cut out if you have excel. the fonts I have used are Frosty, flakes and journalling hand, also Holidays MT (which are little dingbats and is a snowman) - but I am sure you can use some that you already have loaded. Just cut using the pale grey outline. You can shange colour, wording etc as you like:

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3 comments:

Rosie said...

They look absolutely delicious!!

Rosie x

Rachel said...

Mmmmmm sniff and I can almost smell the ginger!

I just popped by to say Happy Christmas and new year - and here is to a healthy happy and craftful new year!

Rachelx

Hazel said...

Just stopped by to wish you a very Happy Christmas