Christmas gingerbread manger

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

Grab yourself:

  • 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!

30 thoughts on “Christmas gingerbread manger

  1. 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?

  2. 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! 🙂

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