Moreover, Christmas isn't Christmas without the concoction of gingerbread cookies. These gingerbread men are your typical Christmas-themed cookies,setting the spirit for Christmas 2017.
In order to bake these Christmas-sy cookies, you'll require the following;
175g of dark muscovado sugar (I find this type of sugar difficult to spot so I usually use dark brown sugar or soft dark brown sugar)
85g of golden syrup
100g of butter
350g of plain flour, plus extra for dusting
1 tsp of bicarbonate of soda
1tbsp of ground ginger
1 tsp of ground cinnamon
To decorate(optional but the funniest part of making these cookies):
ready-made writing icing
chocolate buttons/ small sweets
Primarily, melt the sugar,golden syrup and butter into a saucepan, allowing to bubble for 1-2 minutes. Leave to cool for approximately 10 minutes.
In the meantime, tip the flour, bicarb of soda and spices into a large mixing bowl. Incorporate the warm syrup into the flour mix, alongside the egg, and stir everything together. Subsequently, knead the mix in the bowl until smooth and "streak-free".
Once cooled, the dough will firm up. Wrap in cling film and chill for 30 minutes. (during then, I'll most likely be editing the photos for this post so...)
Remove the dough from the fridge. Leave the dough out at room temp to soften.
By now, heat the oven to 200℃/180℃/ Gas Mark 6. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
Roll out the dough to a approximate thickness of a £1 coin. Stamp out the gingerbread people with your cutter. Re-roll excess dough until all is used(recipe doesn't specify whether the dough can be freezed or re-used...😕)
Bake for 10-12 minutes, swapping trays over halfway through cooking(make a mental note of this so you will not forget). Leave to cool in the tray for 5 minutes, transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Once wholly cooled, decorate the gingerbread in however way you like. Although I shan't be uploading my attempt on the cookies until a later date, below are a few ideas of decorating your gingerbread.
Before you go...
I thought I should slip this in here👍
I'll shortly be inserting my Christmas Playlist for this year.
I need this!
It was snowing the other day!!!
Birthday pictures(because I didn't insert them in my last post).
YouTuber of the month:
Abigail Kwayke ↓↓
Inspirational quote of the month:
It's officially a countdown till Christmas.