Bake Your Decorations

21 November 2018 | Schwartz

4 Christmas tree ginger bread biscuits

Are they decorations? Are they food? Either you can spend time trying to settle this debate… or you can just enjoy this perfect pre-Christmas activity with the kids! Tasty spiced treats that double as decorations: fun to make, lovely to look at, and with the warmth of Schwartz Ground Ginger they smell and taste wonderful too! What more can we ask for?

Gingerbread christmas tree decorations.

For cookies :
• 125 grams (5 ounces) butter
• 100 grams (4 ounces) brown sugar
• 75 grams (3 ounces) honey
• 1 egg
• 225 grams (8 ounces) sifted flour
• 2 teaspoon Schwartz Ground Cinnamon
• 3 teaspoon Schwartz Ground Ginger

For icing :
• 250 grams (9 ounces) icing sugar
• 1 egg white
• 1 tablespoon lemon juice
• Ribbon for hanging

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4

Mix the butter and brown sugar well. Add the honey and egg, sifted flour, Cinnamon and Ginger. Form a ball and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

With a rolling pin, flatten the ball to form a 3 millimetre thick dough. Cut with cookie cutters, or use your imagination to create whatever shape you want! Don’t forget to make holes to let the ribbon through with a toothpick.

Place the cookies on a baking sheet on baking paper. Bake in the hot oven for 10 minutes.

Whisk icing sugar, egg white and lemon juice in a bowl until smooth. If your icing is too thin, add in a little more powdered sugar. If your icing is too thick, add in a tiny bit of lemon juice. Use a piping bag, or a zip-lock bag with the corner snipped off to pipe the icing onto the cookies.

Have fun decorating the cookies, and when the icing has set thread ribbon through and they are ready to hang!

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