Isn't this cookie display fun? It's made with Avon's Christmas 3D Cookie Cutters and it's so easy, you can rustle it up in no time.
Fancy making this display for yourself? First up, you'll need to make a simple gingerbread dough.
What to do...
Melt the butter, syrup, black treacle and sugar together in a pan over a low heat, then set aside to cool.
Mix the flour, ginger, bicard and salt together in a bowl, then pour the cooled syrup mixture into the bowl. Mix until it comes together in a smooth ball. Wrap in cling film and chill for around an hour until it's nice and firm.
Preheat your oven to 180C (160C fan) and then roll out your dough on a floured surface to about 1cm thick, and then cut out your shapes.
When you've used up all the free space, gather up the offcuts and roll them out again to make extra presents.
Place all your cookies on parchment lined baking sheets, leaving space between them. Place the Chritmas Trees towards the top of the oven and the other sheets on the lower shelves.
Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden.
Remove from the oven and leave to cool completely.
Now you can make your decorating icing.
What to do...
Put all your icing ingredients in a bowl except the water. Beat until really shiny, then add the water and beat again. This will make it a little looser so that it's easier to pipe.
Transfer your mixture to a piping bag and snip a tiny bit off the end of the bag to create a small hole.
Pipe your patters onto your presents and Chritmas Tree however you choose, remembering to leave little gaps where the two cookies will fit together.
You can do any design you like. This is a fun job for the kids to help with.
When you're finished decorating, simply leave your icing to set before assembling your cookies.
You can buy Avon's Christmas 3D Cookie Cutters online or from an Avon Representative near you. To find your local Representative: CLICK HERE
To my mind, there is no better dessert than a chocolate fondant. It looks like an innocent chocolate cake until you slide your spoon into it, releasing a flood or hot, rich chocolate sauce. Incredible.
This one is very simple to make, and is extra special thanks to a spoonful of caramel swirling through the centre of each one.
Here's what to do. Makes 4.
To make this dessert really special, I dressed the table with these fantastic battery powered flickering candles.
And this adorable little house, which can be lit with tea lights.
You can buy these items and lots of other fab home and kitchen accessories online or from an Avon Representative near you. To find your local Representative: CLICK HERE