Gingerbread Stars Recipe for Kids

Gingerbread stars


● 350 g plain flour

● 2 tsp ground ginger

● 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

● 100 g butter

● 175 g soft light brown sugar

● 1 egg

● 4 tbsp golden syrup

● Icing sugar


Step 1

Mix the flour, ginger and bicarb in a bowl, and rub in the butter.

Step 2

Add the sugar.

Step 3

Stir in the syrup and egg to make a firm dough.

Step 4

Roll it out to about 5 mm thick and cut out with a star cutter.

Step 5

Put the shapes on a sheet of baking paper on an oven tray, spacing them out a bit.

Step 6

Bake for 10-15 minutes at 160°C until nicely brown.

Step 7

Let them cool for a little while and then lift them up and put them on a wire rack to finish cooling.

Step 8

Once completely cool, mix the icing sugar with a little water and pipe round the edges with it.

These recipes were adapted from the website. Thank you, Netmums!  

Look up for lots of other easy-to-prepare treats for the winter holidays.

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Words and photographs: Hi-lo Piccolo.