Iced Christmas Cookie Decorations

This simple gingerbread recipe is easy to follow and makes about 35 edible tree decorations. The dough is easy to handle, so children will love rolling it, cutting out different festive shapes and decorating the baked cookies with icing.

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Iced Gingerbread Cookie OrnamentsEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited


3 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. ground ginger
2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 stick butter, cut into pieces
¾ cup light unrefined sugar
1 egg, beaten
4 tbsp. sugar syrup

For the icing:
1 egg white, beaten with 5–7 oz confectioner’s sugar (adjust the quantity slightly, depending on the size of the egg; the icing should be smooth)

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.


1. Put the flour, baking soda, ginger and cinnamon in a bowl. Rub in the butter so the mix resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar.

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2. Add the egg and syrup, then mix to form a dough. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and knead to bring the dough together. Try this homemade walnut bread recipe.

Dough Made with Egg and SyrupEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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