• Snack

  • Difficulty: Moderate

Gingerbread Biscuit Garland

A pretty, decorative wreath made using vegan gingerbread with piped icing and sugar dusting.

  • Makes 24

  • Preparation 45 mins

  • Cooking 25 mins

Gingerbread Biscuit Garland
  • Dairy-Free

  • Egg-Free

  • Nut-Free

  • Vegan

Ingredients

FOr the biscuits
  • 85g soft brown sugar
  • 40g black treacle
  • 45g golden syrup
  • 110g dairy-free margarine
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened oat milk
  • 380g plain white flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground mixed spice
To Decorate
  • 125g white piping icing
  • WIde festive ribbon, for display
  • Granulated or icing sugar, optional

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4.
  2. Line 2 x 30cm square baking trays with baking parchment. Set aside.
  3. Put the sugar, treacle, syrup, margarine and milk in a saucepan and heat gently, stirring, until melted together. Leave to cool for 10 minutes.
  4. Sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda and spices into a bowl and make a well in the centre. Pour the melted ingredients into the well and gradually mix to make a firm dough. Knead gently on a board or clean worktop until smooth.
  5. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to a thickness of 5mm. Cut out 24 festive shapes using 7cm cutters, re-rolling the dough as necessary.
  6. Transfer the cut-out shapes to the prepared trays. Bake for about 20 minutes until the biscuits are risen and firm. Leave to cool for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. To decorate: If using a readymade icing tube, pipe the designs straight from the tube as instructed. If you are using homemade icing either put it in a piping bag fitted with a small plain piping nozzle or in a small baking parchment piping bag and snip off at the end to make a small tip.
  8. Leave the icing to dry for about an hour before arranging the biscuits on a board or serving plate to resemble a festive garland, adding the ribbon in a bow for a finishing touch. Dust lightly with granulated or icing sugar if liked.

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