There’s nothing quite like the smell of gingerbread in the oven to get you in the festive spirit. My gingerbread mittens are super easy to create and make the for the most perfect Christmas sweet treat or tree decoration. If you’re turning them into a hanging decoration, simply make a hole in the gingerbread as soon as they come out of the oven before cooling, ice with your chosen design and thread some ribbon through the hole once dry.
300g plain flour
1 teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda
2 teaspoons of ground ginger
2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
1 teaspoons of vanilla paste
1 cup/125g of unsalted butter
1 cup/100g of dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons of golden syrup
2 cups/200g of icing sugar
In a bowl combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon.
In a small pan over a medium heat, melt together the vanilla paste, butter, sugar and golden syrup.
Pour the mix into the flour mix and combine to form a dough.
Knead the dough for 5 minutes until smooth and sandwich between two sheets of greaseproof paper. Roll the dough out to 5mm thick and cut the dough with your chosen cookie cutter.
Place onto a non-stick baking tray and bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.
Transfer to a cooling rack and prepare the icing.
In a large bowl mix the icing sugar with the food coloring and 2 tablespoons of water. Keep adding water by the tablespoon until the icing forms a thick but runny consistency that you can pipe.
Transfer to a piping back and ice the cookies with any design you like. Allow the icing to set before serving.Milly Cookbook