Fun to make gingerbread Christmas cookies!

Treat yourself to these lovely seasonal gingerbread cookies. The whole family get can stuff in to making and decorating them together.  

Have fun making these festive treats....

You and the kids will have great fun making these delicious gingerbread biscuits. Wrap them gently in tissue paper and put them in a box, and you'll have a home-made treat that the relatives are sure to enjoy.

To start....You'll need some cookie mix 

Home-made cookie mixture:

(makes around 24 large cookies)

Preheat oven to 180°C.

In a bowl, mix together 220g flour, 115g sugar, 225g margarine or softened butter, 115g molasses, 1 egg, 1½ tsp ground cinnamon, 1 tsp ground ginger, 1 tsp ground cloves, ½ tsp ground nutmeg, 1 tsp baking powder, ½ tsp baking soda, ½ tsp salt.

Cover and chill in refrigerator for one hour. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, use cutters to form cookie shapes and bake for eight to ten minutes until lightly browned.

Bake ready-made cookie dough as per packet instructions.

You’ll need…

Icing sugar
icing bags
food colouring (red, green, pink, brown)
black icing pen
Smarties or M&Ms
cookie cutters


Santa Claus

• Mix icing. Set aside a third which you should colour red, and a smaller portion to colour pale pink.
• Dip the top end of the cookie into the red icing.
• Use the icing bag of pale pink icing to create Santa's face in the centre of the cookie.
• Use the icing bag of white icing to pipe his beard and hair around his face.
• Allow to dry before piping on his moustache, with a dot of red icing to form his nose and two dabs of black icing pen for his eyes.

Jolly snowman

• Mix icing. Set aside small portions to colour black, green and red.
• Cover the cookie in white icing and allow to dry.
• Pipe the black icing at the top of the cookie to form the Snowman’s hat (optional), eyes and smile.
• Pipe on some green icing to form his scarf.
• Pipe on some red icing to form his buttons (alternatively, use Smarties or M&Ms).

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer

• Mix icing. Set aside half to colour brown. Set aside small portions or remaining icing to colour green and black.
• Cover the cookie in brown-coloured icing and allow to dry.
• Pipe green icing on to form his scarf.
• Pipe black icing on to form his eyes and mouth.
• Pipe white or black icing on to form antlers.
• Add Smarties or M&Ms to form his eyes.

Candy cane

• Mix icing and set aside a portion to colour red and a smaller portion to colour green.
• Cover the cookie in white icing and allow to dry.
• Pipe on stripes in red and green icing.

Enjoy! Make sure to share any of your delicious creations with us on our Facebook Page.

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