Gingerbread ❅ Moomins

Gingerbread ❅ Moomins #Christmas Is there anything better than gingerbread? Yes, gingerbread moomins. Gingerbread moomins are better than everything.

A few weeks back, I got these adorable moomin cookie cutters from my lovely family in Ireland and have been dying to use them ever since. I was given a Little My, a Snufkin and a Hattifatteners cookie cutter along with a giant Moomin cutter – I made a few of each to share with everyone but the big gingerbread cookie is just for me, obviously.

Christmas Moomin I wasn’t having a great day for photography today and Moomin was my worst model yet. No matter which angel I photographed him, he had this ^ scared look on his face :-( Perhaps he is camera shy? But I couldn’t resist including him.

Anyway, this gingerbread recipe is taken from the BBC Food website and is one of the best gingerbreads I’ve ever tasted. Really traditional flavours (not like those artificial ones you buy in supermarkets) and the perfect mixture of crunch and dense, chewiness. One of my favourite Christmas time treats, enjoy!

Gingerbread Moomins
 
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Classic gingerbread cookies – perfect treat for this time of year!
Serves: 20
Ingredients
  • 350g plain flour (sifted) plus extra for rolling out
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 175g light brown sugar
  • 1 medium free-range egg
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • Writing icing (royal icing) to decorate
Instructions
  1. Mix the flour, bicarb soda, ginger, cinnamon and sugar together in a food processor. Add the butter and mix again until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. In a bowl, lightly beat the egg and golden syrup together. Add the the food processor and mix again until the mixture starts to clump together.
  3. Tip the dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead briefly until smooth. Wrap in clingfim and chill in the fridge for about 15 minutes.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180C and line two baking trays with greaseproof paper.
  5. Roll the dough out to about 0.5cm thickness on a lightly floured surface. Create the gingerbread men (or gingerbread moomin!) shapes using cutters, then arrange them on the baking tray, making sure to leave gaps between each cookie.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly golden-brown. Leave to cool on the tray for about 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack and letting them cool completely.
  7. Once completely cooled, decorate with the royal icing.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Calories: 170 Fat: 5 Carbohydrates: 29 Sugar: 14 Protein: 2

 

Gingerbread ❅ Moomins #Christmas Anyone who knows me, knows that I am quite obsessed with Moomins. Who else has a Moomin obsession? See my Pinterest board, dedicated to them, below:

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  1. says

    Definitely the time of year for gingerbread. The cookies look great! Although he may not be up for a career in modelling, the moomin looks very cute! I’d adopt him!!!

    • says

      Thanks Jessica! Are you a moomin fan too? I’m making these again with ordinary gingerbread cutters later this week (won’t be as fun but will taste just as good!)

  2. says

    Love the first shot, I thought I saw some animated cartoons taking over your blog, but instead they are just innoncent and delicious gingy Moomins! Moomin is adorable, I want to hug it so badly! Love the cookie cutters!

  3. Pernilla says

    I really like the Moomins too! My favorite coffee mugs have Moomins on them!
    Hav you tried the gingerbreads together with blue cheese? Perfect combination, but then without the icing!

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