Samantha Fennessy

These Gingerbread tree decorations are delicious and easy to make. It’s a chance to embrace the festive spirit and make your Christmas tree look spectacular! Or simply gobble them warm straight from the oven…

Photo: Samantha Fennessy

Ingredients

125 grams unsalted butter

150 grams dark soft brown sugar

4 tbsp golden syrup

300 grams plain flour

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

2 tbsp ground ginger (or more for personal preference)

Makes approx. 12 biscuits

Method

Preheat the oven 170C/ 160C (Fan oven)

Melt together the butter, sugar and syrup slowly, stirring occasionally but do not let it boil over

Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ground ginger together in a separate bowl

Remove the butter mix off the heat and pour into the flour combination

Mix together until it forms a dough, and leave to cool for 10 minutes

Roll out the dough on a floured surface to a thickness of around 5mm

Using a floured cookie cutter, cut out your preferred shapes and place onto a cool baking tray

Use a skewer (or similar) to pierce the biscuits so you can put ribbon through them later!

Pop the biscuits in the oven for around 10 minutes or until a golden brown colour

Once the biscuits have cooled, pipe swirls, dots, and get creative with the icing! I suggest buying a ready-made piping icing. ASDA has various colours all under £2

Tie ribbon through the holes, and there you have it – quick, easy, edible Christmas tree decorations!

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