We are less than a week away from the big day and there is still plenty to do. I will admit that this year Christmas has felt a little different which threw me a little… as you know I love Christmas. After a day shopping Cora was craving a gingerbread man but for the life of us, we couldn’t find one. So once we were home we went to get the ingredients to make our own gingerbread Christmas tree biscuits.
The recipe is really straightforward and simple with great results. I used the Be-Ro recipes book and have since I was a child, it was the one my Grandma used and my mum used. So it only seemed fitting that I carry on the tradition. Cora’s mum had bought me some Christmas tree cookie cutters last year but due to moving I can’t find them so I had to improvise my tools.
Making the gingerbread Christmas trees really got me in the festive spirit and only sparked me to want to make more… including the Christmas dinner. I am a complete novice when it comes to icing and decorating, I just can’t do it. We cheated and bought ready tubed icing and holly decorations to make the cookies look more appealing.
Baking can be such a nice way to do something together at Christmas time. Especially since for me that is what it is all about and food of course. I would always recommend making these with an adult as you need to melt 3 ingredients together in a pan. I really enjoy baking and I would often make gingerbread Christmas tree biscuits for my Grandma when I was younger.
Seen as though I couldn’t find my cookie cutters I had to improvise. I worked out that if I were to print off a template of a tree I could cut around it. I would like to draw one but it wouldn’t be even and would only frustrate me later on. I cut out my template and once I rolled out the dough I placed the paper template on top and using a butter knife I cut around it. If you want to check out how to make these gingerbread Christmas tree biscuits click here.
If you aren’t using cookie cutters you can use other household items to create different shapes. I thought about using a glass or mug to create a circle to make into a bauble or pudding. You can find so many different types of cookie cutters online for your festive baking.
Even if you do the baking set up and area on the kitchen table to get the little elves decorating. As you can see we did an awesome job of decorating our gingerbread Christmas trees. So much that I think we will be entering The Great British Bake Off next year. If you like baking or want to try something new this Christmas let me know in the comments below and let me know how you got on.