Have fun cooking your very own Gingerbread Aliens. Ask an adult to help you.
- 125g softened butter or margarine
- 1/2 cup (100g) brown sugar
- 1/2 cup (125ml) golden syrup
- 1 egg
- 3 cups self raising flour (gluten free flour also works)
- 1 tbls ground ginger
- 1 tsp ground cinamon
- 1/2 tsp ground cloves
- snakes, jubes, sultanas, honey to decorate (may also use gluten free jellies)
- Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees C.
- Line 2 oven trays with baking paper.
- Use an electric mixer to beat sugar and golden syrup together in a large bowl until creamy.
- Add the egg and beat until combined.
- Add the flour, ginger, cinamon and cloves, stit with a wooden spoon until combined.
- Use your hand to knead until smooth.
- Cover and rest in refrigerator for about 15 minutes.
- Divide the dough into 2 portions.
- Roll one portion out on a lightly floured surface to about 4-5mm thickness.
- Use a 12cm gingerbread man pastry cutter to cut out shapes.
- Reshape the head by pushing in the sides to elongate and make more tiangular.
- Alternatively for those more creative, do not use a cutter, use a blunt kitchen knife to shape by cutting freehand.
- Use a skewer to poke two holes for nostrils and draw a thin line for a mouth.
- Bake in oven for 10-12 minutes.
- As soon as gingerbread aliens come out of oven, decorate with sultanas and honey together for brains, snakes for intestines and lollies for eyes. Aliens need to be hot for lollies to stick while cooling.
- Repeat with remaining dough, rolling and re-rolling gingerbread.
These gorgeous treats were made by Peter and Emma. There mum said "I just have to stop the kids eating too many aliens at once! They are still decorating some today so it was a good school holiday activity."
Thanks Helen, I'm glad Peter and Emma had so much fun reading the book and making their very own gingerbread aliens. :)
Submitted by Sean who says, "I made these for school during Book Week. They were very yummy and a huge success!"
Thanks Sean, I adore the glowing alien he looks rather scrumptious! So pleased the kids in your class enjoyed eating them as much as you enjoyed making them! :)