Friday, 14 December 2012

Ninja Elves

125g Butter                                                             375g Plain flour
100g Brown sugar                                               1tsp Mixed spice
1 tbsp ginger                                                           1 egg - separated
1tsp bicarb soda                                                    125ml Golden syrup

Cream butter and sugar together until smooth an pale. 
Add syrup and yolk, beat to combine.

Sift dry ingredients into wet mix and mix well.

Dust a dry clean bench top with some flour.
Place mix onto bench.

Knead mix until smooth, make into a ball shape. 
Glad wrap and set in fridge for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 180c

Roll mix between 2 sheets of baking paper to about 4mm - 5 mm thick.
With cutter (Ninja shaped), cut shapes.

Place on a lined tray and bake for 10 minutes.
To make the elves I hand cut the hats and added them to the ninja shape.

Once cooled - decorate
I gathered Christmas decorations from a cake decorating shop, but you can use your own imagination to create your own Ninja Elves.

Lay out your gingerbread elves. 
Prepare icing (I chose red & green)
Divide your ninja's in to two. Complete 1 half in one colour and then complete the others. It will make it easier for you.

Ice the hats and decorate with chocolate balls for the pom pom's and sprinkle with glitter for that Christmas Cheer.
Ice the suits making sure to leave empty spaces for their hands and feet.
Using fudge writing pens (brown & white), add some eyes and a smile.
Noses were small sugar balls, secure with some of the writing pen.
Leave to set, eat and enjoy!

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