If you know someone who loves gingerbread, you are going to love this great present idea! Why not make each of your loved ones a wreath, pop them into shallow gift boxes with some tissue paper and attach some ribbon? You can't beat a homemade gift made with love.
Recipe Tester Feedback: "This is something to do with kids, or if you just want a creative project that you can enjoy. Tastes great." - Gail
Contains: Gluten / Dairy / Egg
Preparation Time 10 minutes + 30 minutes resting in fridge + 20-50 minutes decorating
Cooking Time 10 minutes per batch (you may need more than one tray)
Makes 4 wreaths
Dough can be frozen
- butter - 130g, cubed
- brown sugar - 90g
- vanilla bean paste - 1 tsp
- egg - 1
- golden syrup - 110g
- plain flour - 370g, plus extra for dusting
- bicarb soda - 1 tsp
- mixed spice - 1 tsp
- ginger - 1 tsp, ground
- egg white - 1
- icing sugar - 180g
- Preheat the oven to 180C. Line two baking trays with baking paper.
- Add the cubed butter (130g), brown sugar (90g) and vanilla bean paste (1 tsp) to the bowl. Mix Speed 5 / 20 seconds.
- Add the egg (1) to the bowl. Mix Speed 5 / 10 seconds.
- Add the golden syrup (110g), plain flour (370g), bicarb soda (1 tsp), mixed spice (1 tsp) and ground ginger (1 tsp) to the bowl. Mix Speed 5 / 40 seconds.
- Wrap the dough in clingfilm. Flatten and put into the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Place the dough onto a floured bench and knead a little flour into the dough by hand, until it is slightly more firm and can be rolled.
- Remove a third of the dough and set aside. We will use this in Step 11.
- Flour your rolling pin lightly and roll out the larger portion of dough to approximately 4mm thick. The thicker the dough, the easier it will be to cut shapes out.
- Using a 15cm circle cutter, cut a circle from the dough. Cut a 9cm circle inside that one to form a ring.
- Repeat until you have 4 dough rings. Set the rings on the prepared trays.
- Add any scraps of dough to the set aside dough from earlier.
- Flour your rolling pin lightly again and roll out the remaining dough.
- Using various sized star shaped cutters, cut shapes from dough and place onto the baking trays with the rings. Leave room between each cookie on the trays.
- Bake for 10 minutes or until slightly golden. Do not overcook or they will become very hard.
- Allow biscuits to cool slightly on the baking trays, then move to a wire cooling rack to cool.
- If you need to make your own icing sugar, add sugar (180g) to the bowl and grind Speed 9 / 10 seconds. Set aside. Clean the mixer bowl.
- Place the egg white (1) into the clean mixer bowl. Insert the whisk attachment. Mix Speed 2 / 30-60 seconds, until the egg white is frothy.
- Add the icing sugar (180g) to the bowl. Mix Speed 2 / 15 seconds.
- Place the icing into a piping bag with a very thin tip and decorate your biscuits.
- Use a little leftover icing as “glue” to attach the stars onto the wreath in your desired pattern. Allow to set.
- Gift in a small gift box.