Christmas Wreath Cookies

10th December 2017

The final cake bag for 2017 has been released “Winter Forest”. The contents are perfect for creating wintery treats!

One of the items included are these Red 3mm sugar dragees by Simply Topps Cake Sprinkles range.

These are perfect for creating decorations that look like little berries.

In this post I thought I’d share my go to gingerbread cookie recipe and show you how you can use these sprinkles along with holly leaf sprinkles to decorate little Christmas wreath cookies!

To make these, you will need:

Ingredients:
For the Cookies:
– 125g butter
– 4 Tbsp black treacle
– 225g Soft brown sugar
– 450g Plain flour
– 1 Tbsp Ground ginger
– 1 and a ½ Tsp Ground cinnamon
– 1 Tsp Bicarbonate of soda
– 1 Tbsp Milk

To decorate:
– Red sprinkle dragee’s
– Holly sprinkles
– Red sugar modelling paste and bow mould
– Edible glue
– Small paintbrush

Method:

1) Preheat Oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas Mark 3.

2) Place the butter, treacle and sugar into a saucepan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved and the butter melted. Leave to cool slightly.

3) Sieve all the dry ingredients, apart from the bicarbonate of soda, into a large mixing bowl. Pour the melted mixture into the dry ingredients and stir.

4) Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in the milk and add to the mixture. Combine until a ball of dough is formed adding more milk if necessary.

5) Wrap the dough in clingfilm and chill in the fridge for about an hour.

6) Roll the dough out on a floured work surface to about 5mm thick and use a couple of round cookie cutters to cut the outer and inner circles out to create the base of your Christmas wreaths.

7) Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes until lightly coloured and firm. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

8) Make the bows for the top of the wreath cookies using a mould and attach in place using the edible glue. Then you can glue the leaves and berries in place.

You could also use Holly leaf cutters to create your own leaves from green sugar modelling paste if you prefer.

These are perfect for giving as edible Christmas gifts or wrapped in little cellophane bags tied with pretty ribbons to hang on your Christmas tree!

What treats are you baking for the Festive season this year? Please share with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using the hashtag #cakebagcreations. We love seeing what you make and it’s great for sharing ideas!

Happy Baking!
Thirzah – Cakey Goodness xoxo