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Simply take a packet of gingerbread mix and a handful of boiled sweets to create these festive tree decorations in minutes.

  • 5.0 Star
  • Timer Prep 25 min
    Cook 12 min
  • Chart 185.0 cal/
  • Chef hat Easy


  1. 1 Make the gingerbread mix according to packet instructions, wrap in cling-film then place in the fridge.
  2. 2 Place the boiled sweets in a strong plastic bag and bash with a rolling pin to crush.
  3. 3 Heat the oven to 170°C/340°F/gas 3 (150°C for fan ovens) and line baking sheets with baking paper.
  4. 4 Roll out half the dough (keeping the remainder in the fridge until needed) on a lightly floured surface or parchment, to a thickness of about 4mm.
  5. 5 Cut out shapes with a biscuit cutter and transfer to one of the lined baking sheets.
  6. 6 Use a smaller cutter to cut out shapes in the centre of each biscuit.
  7. 7 Re-roll any scraps of dough to cut out more shapes then repeat with the second half of the dough.
  8. 8 Place crushed sweets in the centre of each dough shape, then use a drinking straw to pierce a hole at the top (so that you will be able to attach a ribbon later).
  9. 9 Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, until golden.
  10. 10 Check that the holes are still visible – if not, push the straw through again.
  11. 11 Leave the biscuits to cool on the tray until they harden, before gently lifting on to a wire rack to cool completely.
  12. 12 When ready to hang, loop coloured ribbons through the wholes made in each biscuit, tie, and hang on your tree.

4 Reviews

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  • Tasiya

    I love it But it isn't to early to celebrate Christmas

  • Olivia

    Not tried yet but will and looks good

  • Average per serving
  • Calories 185.0kCal
  • Fat2.6g
  • Saturated1.6g
  • Salt0.23g
  • Carbohydrates
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