Blogmas Day 8: Christmas Baking

I've been baking all day so it's safe to say I've had the best day! Gingerbread cookies were my christmas baked good of choice this year. Flour, brown sugar, golden syrup, ground cinnamon, ground ginger, butter and an egg really really simple to make, through it all in a mixer or a bowl and mix it all together. 

Image Source:Β Sophie Howard

Image Source: Sophie Howard

Chill your dough in the fridge for 15 minuets and then roll it out about half a cm thick. Choose your favourite cookie cutter (I choose a selection of christmassy cutters; candy cane, christmas tree, star, stocking, ginger bread man, holly leaf) and get stamping. 

Image Source: Sophie Howard

Image Source: Sophie Howard

Image Source: Sophie Howard

Image Source: Sophie Howard

Place them on a baking tray, bake for about 13 minuets and leave to cool. Then get a tube of icing and get creative. This is my favourite bit but I do have to apologise for my awful icing skills on these, my flat was so cold when decorating these the icing was hardening too quickly. 

Image Source: Sophie Howard

Image Source: Sophie Howard

Image Source: Sophie Howard

Image Source: Sophie Howard

Now as I am giving some of these cookies as gifts this year (still a very very broke student, even though I've finished my masters now), I decided to pop a few into a plastic bag and tied red ribbon around the top and they look fab! The perfect little gift that everyone will appreciate because they're really really tasty and extra special because you made them. 

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Image Source: Sophie Howard

So there a little glimpse into my day, I love baking, what are your christmas bakes this year? Any attempted a Gingerbread house yet? Anyway must go clean up the kitchen! Come back tomorrow for Day 9 of Blogmas...

Much love, 

Sophie