Making Hanging Gingerbread Decorations

October 26, 2012Sew White

I love trying new things and I’ve always wanted to try making gingerbread hanging decorations for the Christmas tree, so I had a go.

Here are my biscuits ready to decorate.

I used the gingerbread recipe I’ve posted up a few times

Gingerbread Recipe –


60g unsalted butter
50g dark muscovado sugar
3 tbsp golden syrup
160g plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp mixed spice
1.5 tsps of ground ginger


– Preheat the oven to 180°C,

– Prepare a baking tray with greaseproof paper or use a non stick tray.

– Sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger & spices into a bowl and stir the melted ingredients into the dry ingredients to make a stiff dough.

– Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a medium saucepan, stirring so all the ingredients have combined.

– Remove from the heat and pour into the dried ingredients.

– If the dough is really crumby add a few drops of water to hold the mixture together.

– Roll out the dough – make sure your have floured the work top as it can stick.

– Cut out the shapes you want to hang and place them on a tray. When they are on a tray use a straw to cut  the circles (to hold the ribbon to hang the gingerbread up with) through the gingerbread.

– Bake for 8-10 minutes until light golden brown.

– Once cool it’s time to decorate them.

Here is my video on how to make the hanging decorations


Happy Baking x

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