It’s looking (and smelling) a lot like christmas~ la la la la la..
Hahahaha, so I made Gingerbread cookies with my cousins a couple of days back. Okay not exactly. We omitted the ginger powder 😛
There’s nothing much to it. All you need are simple ingredients, some christmasy cookie cutters and of course a lot of time and effort!
Recipe from Sweet Additions
1/3 cup golden syrup
1/3 brown sugar
2 cups plain flour
1 cup self raising flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp vanilla essence
Hmmm, if you’re looking for a crispy kinda cookie, i’m afraid this is not the recipe for you. It’s a soft cookie!
I didn’t bother to read the instructions, you can follow it from the link if you want! If not.. be like me and just mix everything together 😛 Just for kicks, here are many photos of every ingredient and step we made for the cookies heh.
Doesn’t matter to me what you add in first. But yeah as i said, for kicks.. Here we go 😀 Butter..
Mix and start adding the flour mix by bit. You don’t want everything flying out!
Halfway there! Nice and creamy. Scrape and continue adding and mixing.
Dough! Wrap it up in cling wrap. I refrigerated my dough because i feel that it’s easier to work with cold dough, especially with shapes. I split my dough into 4, wrapped them and put them in the fridge, this is so that i can just exchange the dough whenever my dough gets too warm/soft!
While you wait.. maybe you’d wanna play a game of Ticket to Train or two 😛
And then start again!
I rolled my dough on a silicon mat to keep things neat.
We lightly dusted the dough in flour before rolling it because the dough tends to stick to the rolling pin! Just lightly dust. We don’t want to add flour into the dough – it’ll be really stiff afterwards.
Press out your shapes! I had quite a few fancy cookie cutters, including headless and limbness gingerbread men hahaha.
After cutting, carefully move them to your baking tray and bake at 180C for about 20 mins.
Pretty unbaked cookie dough! Heh.
While that batch is baking.. Repeat! Roll…
Cut and bake!
Tah dah. Leave to cool.
Here’s one of my happy bakers 🙂
Repeat until all dough is used up!
Bunch of cookies!
Use your favourite royal icing recipe.. Or just google for one hahaha.
Colour them and place them in piping bags! I didn’t use piping tips for this though, i only snipped a little hole at the end.
My uncle joined in 😛 His gingerbread men was in office wear, with sunglasses, a santa hat, an injured leg and the other leg.. missing.
I think my cousin was a little confused whether it’s gonna be christmas or halloween. You’ll see what i mean.
This is my favourite! From the batch that she did that is.
These are the ones i did! Haha! And you saw it right, i made a Pikachu gingerbread man for my other cousin hahaha.
The ones my cousin did. See what i mean by halloween? It was great fun seeing how the kids brought the cookies to life (or death for that matter)
Hard at work!
My aunt joined in as well.
You can add sprinkles too. Pretty colours!
One gingerbread man ate the other’s leg hahaha.
Frosty the snowman~ And a pretty colourful snowflake 😀
A sad, lonely christmas for this fellow!
The 3 happy (and tired) bakers for the day (and night!). Hope you guys enjoyed this post especially when I haven’t been blogging in forever. Hope this is useful for you guys for christmas. If you have no idea what to get your friends and loved ones for christmas, i’d say christmas cookies/bakes are awesome gifts 😉