Festive Gingerbread Recipe: My Little Chef

Some days are all about the Christmas feels, especially being an expat out in a country where you don’t celebrate Christmas.  Those days you need to whack the Christmas tunes on and make your own Christmas magic.  And what is more magic than the scent of gingerbread from a festive gingerbread recipe?

Gingerbread is the ultimate in Christmas cookies, from gingerbread houses to the scents of nutmeg and ginger mingling through the house, it is simply full of Christmas cheer.

So what else would I do other than round the pair of them up and get our bake on making this festive gingerbread recipe.  I’ve not come across a more child friendly version in all my attempts to get this festive cookie in my house.  The gingerbread recipe has no egg in, making it perfect for when little fingers sneak little tastes into their mouths, and it is hardy.  It can stand being rolled, and re-rolled, and re-rolled again, still producing perfect gingerbread cookies everytime.

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Festive Gingerbread Recipe Baking with Children

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Festive Gingerbread Recipe
A festive, Christmas Gingerbread recipe perfect to make with children.
festive gingerbread recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10-15 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10-15 minutes
festive gingerbread recipe
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees
  2. Melt butter, sugar and golden syrup
  3. Weigh out flour, spices and baking powder
  4. Pour melted ingredients into the dry ingredients
  5. Mix until a dough is formed
  6. Chill for 10 minutes
  7. Roll out and cut out cookie shapes
  8. Place on a baking tray and bake for 10-15 minutes until golden brown
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  1. December 24, 2016 / 12:17 pm

    Planning to make it this afternoon. Just in case we run out of sweet things for tomorrow 😉

    • Laura
      December 24, 2016 / 12:54 pm

      Haha!! Good luck I’m making mince pies, because you know, landing home on Christmas Eve and trying to defrost a turkey isn’t enough!!

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