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Thursday, 15 November 2007

Pudsey Bear Cookies

In the U.K. tomorrow it’s BBC Children In Need Appeal raising funds for underprivileged children. A few weeks ago I brought some Pudsey Bear cookie cutters from Lakeland Kitchen Shop, where a donation from this sale also goes towards the appeal.

I thought it would be fun to bake a few of these cookies in gingerbread dough. This would be a great bake to make with the children and let them go crazy with their design in the icing department!

Of course you could bake the original recipe [link here] following instructions on how to ice the cookies too.

Here is my recipe for the gingerbread dough.

Gingerbread Cookies

Makes 10 – depending on size of cookie cutter used, it could be more/less

350g (12 oz) self-raising flour
Pinch of salt
2 tsp ground ginger
100g (4 oz) golden syrup
75g (3 oz) butter
2 tbsp caster sugar
1 egg, lightly beaten


You will need 2 baking trays, lined with non-stick baking paper.

Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 160°C/350°F/Gas mark 4.

Sieve the flour, salt and ground ginger into a large mixing bowl, leave to one side.

In a saucepan add the golden syrup, butter and sugar, heat on the stove on a low heat until melted. Leave to cool just for a little while, then add to the flour mixture with the egg. Stir with a wooden spoon until it starts to form together and then bring the dough together with your hands. Knead the dough until smooth and wrap in cling film and place in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.

Slightly dust a work surface with a little flour and roll out the unwrapped dough to about 1cm (½ in). Using a cookie cutter cut out the shapes and re-roll the dough cutting out more shapes until all the dough is used.

Place the cookies onto the prepared lined baking trays and bake in the preheated oven for 10 – 15 minutes until slightly golden in colour. Place carefully onto a wire rack to cool completely.


Jules said...

They look great. We're having a CIN day in school tomorrow and I've just finished baking a cake and tumbprint cookies.

Maria said...

Rosie your pudsey biscuits came out lovely, you've done a great job ;o)


Jeena said...

Hey Rosie I love gingerbread men, your bear cookies look great. They really do look like pudsey bear. :)

Happy cook said...

Oh pugsy looks so sweet. Here i watch them in TV when they show it live, but tommorow we are going for a dinner so i can"'t watch it. So will miss Terry wogan.

Happy cook said...

Hi rosie i was wrong about the day. Children in need is in TV today just watching it. Bye
I think i just saw spice girls in theres :-)

Rosie said...

Hi Jules, I hope you had a great CIN day and with all those gorgeous bakes for school, what lucky folks…..

Hi Maria, you are so kind and pity I couldn’t pass you one to try …

Hi Jeena, I had such a ball making this cookies and putting the little bits of icing on …

Hi Happy Cook, Many lovely acts to watch on CIN BBC 1 tonight don’t you think? I love to watch Terry wogan work his magic on this show!

Thanks ladies for calling bye and your lovely comments too :)

Rosie x

MrsB said...

Hi Rosie,

I just love your children in need cookies they are so amazing, i bet they tasted good too! I've added you to my blog roll so we can be baking friends! :) I really enjoy reading your blog, the things you make are so creative x

Rosie said...

Hi mrsb,

Thank you kindly for your lovely comments and for adding me to your Blog roll :) You also have a wonderful baking blog, which I enjoy visiting to view and read about you latest bakes!!

The cookies went down a storm with the family and not a crumb was left in sight *giggle*

Rosie x