|One of the finished gift-boxes|
|from the Coles Christmas magazine, 2011|
1. It's easier to roll out the dough if you put baking paper on top of the dough, as well as underneath.
|Rolling out the dough between 2 sheets of baking paper|
|Peeling away the scraps|
|Trees ready to go in the oven|
|Trees baked (as you can see, they don't spread a lot, |
so you don't need to leave a lot of gap between them).
|Boxes cooling, ready to decorate|
Mr Sociable decorated a few trees for his preschool teachers and the roofs of all the grandparents' boxes. After that, he lost interest and left Sandra and I to it!
|One of Mr Sociable's trees|
|Lots of trees|
I think this recipe was actually a bit too soft to make boxes. It worked really well for the trees and tastes delicious, but the boxes are not as well-formed as I had hoped. I have held them together with pins and lots of icing. I'm hoping they will harden up a bit over the next few weeks.
If you have a recipe for firm gingerbread, you may enjoy making these as a little hand-made gift for someone this Christmas :)