18 August 2011

Fun kids food - easy gingerbread biscuits

Fun kids food - easy gingerbread biscuits

A friend recently asked me for an easy recipe for children's biscuits, as she wanted to do some baking with her boy. I made these last Christmas and they were a winner in that my daughter loved making them, in a sealed container they stayed fresh for at least a week and are delicious for children and adults alike.

Easy gingerbread biscuits

100g soft butter
110g caster sugar
225g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 egg
2 tsp ground ginger
A pinch of salt

1. Preheat the oven to 180C
2. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together for a couple of minutes until pale in colour. Then with a wooden spoon, beat in each ingredient separately - the egg, flour, baking powder, ginger and salt giving it a last good mix to ensure all the ingredients are fully incorporated.
3. Remove from the bowl and form the mixture into two balls, cover in clingfilm and leave to rest in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
4. Flour your surface and with a rolling pin roll each dough ball out to a thickness of around 2cm and using any shape cutter (gingerbread man, star, animal, heat, circle) cut out your biscuits.
5. Place them on a greased baking tray or one lined with baking parchment a small distance apart. Use all the dough up by re-rolling it until it is mostly all gone.
6. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown and take them out of the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack.


For a more festive flavour, you could add a pinch of ground cinnamon and ground cloves when adding the ginger. 

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