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Gingerbread Friends - Annabel Karmel

Recipe by Annabel Karmel


During the holidays, some of the best memories are made in the kitchen. Create delicious Gingerbread Friends cookies with your little ones using the recipe below.


GINGERBREAD FRIENDS COOKIES

It’s so easy to make these gingerbread people, and it’s fun to ‘dress’ them with any decorations you like!








MAKES: 20 GINGERBREAD FRIENDS


INGREDIENTS:

  • 140g butter, softened

  • 80g brown sugar

  • 50g golden syrup

  • 50g black treacle

  • ½ egg, beaten

  • 150g plain flour

  • 150g self-raising flour

  • 2 tsp cinnamon

  • 2 tsp ginger

  • 1 tsp mixed spice

  • ½ tsp allspice

  • Pinch of salt

  • M&M's, to decorate

  • Edible eyes, to decorate

  • Icing pens, to decorate

  • Equipment

  • Hand whisk

  • Baking sheet

  • Baking paper

  • Gingerbread person cookie cutter

  • Rolling pin


METHOD:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C (340°F) Fan. Line two baking sheets with non-stick baking paper. Whisk the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.

  2. Add the syrup and treacle and egg. Mix well. Add the flours, spices and salt. Mix again until you have a soft dough. Wrap in clingfilm and chill the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes.

  3. Roll out the dough on a floured work surface. Stamp out 20 gingerbread shapes. Place on the baking sheets.

  4. Bake for about 15 minutes until lightly golden and firm in the middle. Cool on a wire rack. Decorate the cookies to make people using the M&M's, icing pens, and edible eyes.



RECIPE FROM MY FIRST COOKBOOK BY ANNABEL KARMEL, published by Welbeck -


Put on your aprons – it's time to get cooking with the UK's bestselling children's cookery author!


Based on a lifetime's experience creating child-friendly recipes, Annabel Karmel MBE has put together the most fun and accessible first cookbook ever – it's a great way to get young children involved in the kitchen. Each recipe is easy to follow, beautifully photographed, and features fun illustrations from Kate Greenaway Award-nominated artist Alex Willmore.


Cover Photo by Gustavo Fring



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