Monday, October 18, 2010

Gingerbread kids

I made these mini gingerbread man or maybe... "gingerbread kids" for a couple of reasons...

Mainly...I wanted to have these little men to create a new look for my blog. Second is that I had this idea from observing the behaviour of my husband and my boy...(giggles)

I hope you will enjoy the comics strips that I created with these gingerbread kids as much as I did... LOL



Here's the recipe from the Australian Woman Weekly, Macaroons and biscuits cookbook

125 g butter, softened
1/2 cup (110g) dark brown sugar
1 egg yolk
2 1/2 cup (375g) plain flour
1tsp bicarbonate of soda (I use baking powder)
3 tsp ground ginger (I use 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 1/2 tsp ginger)
1/2 cup (175g) golden syrup

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line oven trays with baking paper.
2. Beat butter, sugar and egg yolk until smooth.
3. Stir in sifted dry ingredients and syrup in 2 batches.
4. Knead dough gently on floured surfaced until smooth. Roll dough to 5mm thickness and cut accordingly to shapes as required.
5. Bake about 10 minutes. Cool on tray.

Happy Baking

33 comments:

  1. I love it--both the pictures of the cute cookies, and the reminder that it's time to bake gingerbread cookies again!

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  2. Hahaha this is so cute!!! ...maybe one of the gingerbread kids will escape into my tummy! Mmmm hehehhee

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  3. oh wow these are so cute and your right sure makes for super cute pics love it

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  4. Those pics with the captions are so funny. I want to know how Battle 2 turns out. I love gingerbread men and yours look delicious. Making these cookies is one of my family's Christmas traditions and it always brings out the creative side in all of us and it looks like they've brought out your creative side too.

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  5. Wow, another lovely bake and cute cookies from Zoe! How fun! Thanks for sharing.
    Kristy

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  6. Wow, I must say that you don't look like you are a "newcomer" at all, you are so creative! And all your pictures are so nice!
    I'm following you... :)

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  7. hahaha I enjoyed your gingerbread Dad and kid's dialog...thanks for sharing the recipe...I am sure your kids love them as much as their dad :)

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  8. Love those sneaky gingerbread boys escaping from the jar! So cute!

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  9. haha, cute. Battle 1 always happen bettwen my husband and I =P

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  10. Thanks everyone for your comments. My husband laughed at this post too when he saw it. Gald that everyone like the funny side of this post.

    Melylocks, Kristy and brownville girl: Thanks for following my blog. Hope to hear from you in the future :D

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  11. Love the new look, Zoe! The little Ginger bread men are so adorable!

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  12. Very cute! You make me smile when reading your post. :)

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  13. thanks for sharing! have been looking ard for a gingerbread recipe which doesn't call for molasses, and there i've found it! :P

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  14. These are so cute. Can't bear to eat.

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  15. You have amazing start..great ideas,very creative..Love it!

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  16. Argh! So cute! If only those runaway gingerbreads showed up at my place...

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  17. Haha..the comics are so cute! Why are they faceless?? haha....
    I've never made gingerbread cookies before- these look really good though! And it looks like you made heaps!

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  18. ur this recipe came into a right timing for me cos i plan to bake some gingerbread man cookies on this coming christmas~~thx..it so cute :))

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  19. so cute! Love the caption between the little gingerbreadmen.

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  20. aaah these are funny and cute :)
    thank you so much for visiting my blog and for the kind comment :)
    have a great day

    Betty Bake

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  21. So cute - love your blog! Adorable pictures! :o)

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  22. How much fun!! I absolutely love the dialog between your cookies! :)

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  23. I love gingerbread cookies and I love your mini ones. Great post, very cute:)

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  24. Those little gingerbread kids are adorable!

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  25. Love your cute animated cookies!! Will definitely give this recipe a try! =)

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  26. Whoah nice pictures! I can see that you put in lots of effort in taking the photos! =)
    I will try this soon!!

    Coraine @ life is like a long journey

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  27. Thanks everyone for your comments :D

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  28. Hi
    I would like to make this gingerbread cookie for my son, however, I do not have golden syrup, what can I use instead to replace it?

    Thank you,
    Phoebii

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    1. Hi Phoebii,

      I have not tried baking this recipe with any golden syrup substitution. However, you can try honey or corn syrup which can be a little more viscous. Warming them slightly might reduce their viscosity slightly. Have fun experimenting!

      Zoe

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