Me and my littlepoppits had a blast making this. It’s not perfect but hey who cares! Oh and the cookies went in 60(seconds)x
- 225g/8oz butter, softened
- 140g/5oz caster sugar
- 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
- 2tsp vanilla extract
- 250g/9oz plain flour
- 25g/1oz cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp finely chopped stem ginger
- template for manger size desired
- ready rolled icing, edible decorations, nativity figures, christmas cookie cutters
How too: (pre-heat the oven to 190°C/375ºF/Gas mark 5)
- Put the butter and sugar into a bowl and mix well with a wooden spoon, then beat in the egg yolk and vanilla extract. Add the remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly. Wrap and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes
- roll out your dough and cut to your desired template. Make christmas cookies with any leftover dough
- Bake for 12-15 minutes. Leave to cool for 5-10 minutes, then carefully transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
- apply icing to your cake plate and your gingerbread and assemble your manger. Wrap up with pretty paper and your good to go!
Not perfect? Where’s the flaw? It’s adorable and beautiful and I’m hungry and want some!!!!
aww thank you so much! if only we lived next door, i could make you one in exchange for well where shall we start, honey, peek at your garden…. the list goes on! xxxxxxx
It’s gorgeous. I want one! Where did you get the figures from? Are they edible as well? My crocheted one is coming along, but it’s nowhere near as good as that 🙂
thank you! I got the figures a long time ago from lakeland! they are made to look edible but there not! I bet your crochet is amazing! happy christmas to you. xxx
you can see most of them on Facebook, if you’re on it. Search for the group ‘Embroidery and things!’
thank you I will do that. xxxx
You might need to send a request to join the group, but I think I left it as an open group.
i will see what happens! x
So cute!!! Especially with those little figures. They look like they are made of candy as well. And how did you make that snowflake animation over the top of your page?
thanks. xxx I think if you go to settings in dashboard it says show snow falling till 4th jan, tick and should work! x
Cool, thanks! It looks like my morning here. Very pretty snow falling all morning, but it’s all melted into our typical rain now. 😦 I’m so curious what my chooks thought of it!
yeah that always happens here too, very rarely get snow to stick! my chooks are fed up with all the rain here! x
I am thoroughly impressed!! Your little poppits are so lucky!! I never would have been able to pull that off!!! So amazing!
come on you so could! xxxxx
Wow. What a wonderful sight. Pity I can’t smell or taste from here 🙂 I am loving the snow on my blog too, it will be sad to say goodbye to it 🙂 We’re doing gingerbread men in the next couple of days – how did get your christmas tree icing so lovely and neat?
my little cheat-ready to roll icing! then cut out with your cookie cutters and stick with a little wet icing! xxx
Just wondering where the “not perfect” bit is? I’m not seeing it here.
its a sort of construction issue, lets just say we have to be v careful when moving it! xxxxx
What? Not perfect? It’s prefect! It’s beautiful!! Wow! You continue to impress me 🙂 your little poppits are so lucky 🙂 🙂 🙂 I would’ve love being there to eat those cookies in 30 seconds! 🙂
glad you like it! the cookies got eaten sooo quick, it amazes me i got the photo! x
oooh! it’s gorgeous xx
thank you. xxxxxxx
W.O.W! This is amazing, looks delicious and has made me feel all Christmassy! Just want school to finish now thank you!
Know how you feel! X
Wow! That’s impressive!
so cute!! i want some..hehe
Quadruple wow. I choose to feel admiration, and not envy and inadequacy. 🙂
These look amazing!!
A feast for the eyes and the stomach! Beautifully done … =D