Gingerbread Christmas cookie garland
MAKES 2 X 32-COOKIE GARLANDS
1 x quantity basic gingerbread dough (see recipe, page 62) 1 x quantity chocolate gingerbread dough (see recipe, page 62)
Preheat oven to 140C/gas 1. Roll out each dough between 2 sheets of nonstick baking paper to 5mm thick. Refrigerate until firm. Using various-shaped cookie cutters of your choice, cut out 5cm gingerbread men, Christmas tree, star and snowman shapes from each dough, rerolling it as necessary. Using the tip of a 6mm round nozzle, cut 2 holes in the centre of each shape. Place on baking trays lined with nonstick baking paper and bake for 20-22 minutes or until golden and dry to the touch. Allow to cool completely on the trays. Thread the shapes on to a length of ribbon and tie the ends.