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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3. Divide the dough into two batches. Roll each batch out with a lightly floured rolling pin to an even thickness of about 1/4 inch.

Use Rolling Pin To Roll Out Cookie DoughEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited

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4. Cut shapes with cookie cutters; make a hole in each with a skewer, place on greased baking trays and bake for about 10 minutes. Keep an eye on the cookies while they bake, as they may burn.

Cutting Cookie DoughEnlarge Photo+Shrink Photo-DK - A Greener Christmas © 2008 Dorling Kindersley Limited
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Excerpted from A Greener Christmas

© Dorling Kindersley Limited 2008

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