These gingerbread biscuits can be hung on the tree by using a skewer to make a hole in the top of the biscuit. You can also make paint out of egg yolks, and food colouring to make them more colourful -- use as much food colouring as needed to create desired hue. My girls and I would spend hours making these biscuits each Christmas so we could hang them on the tree.
Check out our guide to Perfect gingerbread biscuits for tried-and-tested tips to make gingerbread biscuit baking fun and easy!
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these were fun to make and tasted great. i didn't paint them but used royal icing to make little shirts and trousers. i used currants for eyes and buttons. fab - thanks so much for the recipe. - 04 Dec 2008
Great recipe! A true gingerbread. The painting was fun, my husband and I enjoyed it. - 16 Dec 2008
not sure what went wrong but it makes more than 12 more like 1200! the mixture was too sticky to roll out i had to halve the mixture and even then i used nearly half a bag of flour to try and stop it sticking to everything in sight complete nightmare i should of realised how much mixture it makes when it said nearly 2lb of flour!!! - 01 Aug 2011