Our house smells like Christmas today! We made some stained glass Christmas cookies, one of our favourite Christmas activities. They are easy to make using my basic gingerbread recipe (see below for a few adaptations) and look amazing.
14 oz plain flour
4 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons mixed spice
6 oz butter
4 tablespoons golden syrup
4 oz sugar
2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 desert spoon of water
some red boiled sweets (we used one per cookie, but it depends what size you have)
a large and a small heart shaped cookie cutter (the small one needs to fit into the big one with a border of at least 1cm all round)
good non-stick baking paper and some baking trays
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