Quick Gingerbread Presents

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So Christmas is like 2 days away and let’s not lie I am not feeling particularly organised, hopefully I am not the only one. I have been frantically searching for some last minute presents and these gingerbread cookies are a yummy edible gift to give that awkward aunt or second cousin twice removed who tends to turn up at Christmas – or for anyone in the family with a sweet tooth.

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You will need:Β 

125g Unsalted Butter

100g Dark Brown Muscovado Sugar

4 tbsp Golden Syrup

325g Plain Flour

1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda

2 tsp Ground Ginger

5 tbsp Icing Sugar

Decorations.

I found all of these in my kitchen cupboard so double check before you dash to the shops.

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Preheat the oven to 170C and then melt the butter,sugar and syrup together in a saucepan and then remove from the heat.

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Sieve the bicarbonate, ginger and flour into a large mixing bowl and then pour the melted ingredients in.

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Mix the ingredients together till you get a stiff ball of dough-it will have a slight sticky texture to it so don’t worry.

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Roll the dough out on a floured surface to a thickness of about 5mm and then using cookie cutters or printed templates cut out festive shapes.

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Place the cookies onto a baking tray covered in baking parchment and pop in the oven for 10 minutes – or until golden brown.

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Now its time to decorate and get messy cover any mistakes with sprinkles – trust me it helps.

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Package them up in a cute little bag or box and they are ready to go. These will keep for 2 weeks in an air tight container.

Who knew making ginger bread was so easy!?

Peace Out and Pixie Dust XO

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