Christmas Gingerbread Tree recipe

Gingerbread Christmas Tree
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Preparation Time: 40 mins

Cooking Time: 10 mins

Ready In: 50 mins

Makes: 10

Ingredients

  • 340g plain flour
  • 4oz softened butter/margarine
  • 100g soft brown sugar
  • 190g golden syrup
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 egg white (optional)
  • 2oz icing sugar (optional)

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 190 degrees C (375 Fahrenheit).
  2. Beat together the sugar and butter/margarine in a bowl using electric beaters until light and creamy.
  3. Add the golden syrup and sift in the flour, ginger and bicarbonate of soda.
  4. Mix until a rough crumb begins to form and then with your hands, work the mixture into a smooth dough.
  5. Refrigerate the dough for approximately 10 minutes until firm.
  6. Roll out the dough between two sheets of cling film/baking parchment until they are 4mm (quarter-inch) thick (do not flour).
  7. Cut out shapes using a cookie cutter, or roll out small balls and flatten slightly onto a non-stick baking sheet or baking tray lined with parchment paper. Although they won’t spread a lot, don’t pack them too tightly onto the sheets.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden brown and then allow them cool on trays for a minute or two before removing to cool completely on wire racks.
  9. If you wish to ice your cookies, mix up a small quantity of icing using 1 egg white and 2oz icing sugar to decorate.