Gingerbread Cupcakes

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gingerbread-cupcakes-2Nothing screams Christmas more than gingerbread! And so, I thought I would share with you one of my favourite recipes. I decided to make gingerbread cupcakes, with gingerbread icing and gingerbread biccies! It’s like a gingerbread explosion. So, enjoy. And be sure to tag me in photos if you try this yourself?

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Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients
350g plain flour
1 tsp bicarb of soda

2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
125g butter
175g soft brown sugar
1 egg
4 tbsp golden syrup

Method

  1. Sift together the flour, bicarb of soda, ginger and cinnamon and pour into a bowl. Add the butter and rub between your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Stir in sugar
  3. Lightly beat the egg and golden syrup.
  4. Knead briefly until smooth, cover in clingfilm, and put in the fridge to chill for 15 mins.
  5. Preheat the oven to 18odegC and line two baking trays with greaseproof paper/cover with butter.
  6. Roll out the dough until approx. 0.5cm thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut out the shapes of your desire (I went with heart shapes, because it’s the only cookie cutter I own..).
  7. Place on a tray, with small gaps in between.
  8. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly golden-brown.
  9. Leave to completely cool, and then decorate with icing.

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Gingerbread Cupcakes

Ingredients
150g butter
150s soft brown sugar
3 eggs
150 self-raising flour
1tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp milk

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180degC
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar.
  3. Gradually mix in the eggs, alternate with flour to avoid curdling.
  4. Stir through milk (I forgot this step… whoops)
  5. Bake for 15-20 mins, until golden brown.

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Gingerbread Buttercream Icing

Ingredients
200g butter
50g soft brown sugar
3tbsp milk
200g icing sugar
pinch of cinnamon

Method

  1. Put 50g of the butter and all of the brown sugar over a low heat until melted. Add 2tsp of milk and leave to cool.
  2. Beat butter till smooth, and add sugar and the melted sugar and butter. Add more milk until the desired thickness is achieved.
  3. Sprinkle the top of the cupcake with cinnamon.

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Hope you enjoy!

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