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
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
Gingerbread person cookie cutter
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.
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.
Roll out the dough on a floured work surface. Stamp out 20 gingerbread shapes. Place on the baking sheets.
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