baking Easter gingerbread

Baking gingerbread Easter biscuits with kids

Baking gingerbread Easter biscuits with kids

We love to make gingerbread biscuits. You may think they are a Christmas treat but they can be easily adapted to any holiday, from Valentine’s Day to Mother’s Day, or even just because your children love the Clangers or playing Minecraft.

With Easter coming up and the children enjoying their Easter holidays I thought we should take some time for baking and decorating a delicious batch of gingerbread.

Baking gingerbread Easter biscuits with kids

My children know how to bake so we followed our favourite gingerbread recipe, measuring the ingredients, mixing everything together to make a sticky dough. We left it in the fridge for 30 minutes, this makes it easier to roll and stops the biscuits spreading as they bake.

We looked through our cookie cutters but the children wanted to use the egg-shaped one.

Gingerbread Easter biscuits

We cut out *lots* of biscuits.

Baking gingerbread Easter biscuits with kids

When they were cooked and had cooled down we decorated them with coloured icing pens and sprinkles.

Baking gingerbread Easter biscuits with kids

The children both had their own ideas how to decorate and we ended up with all kids of patterns, squiggles and doodles. They really enjoy icing biscuits and it made a fun Easter holiday activity. They are so excited about Easter and all the real eggs they are going to receive.

Baking gingerbread Easter biscuits with kids


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    Shoshana Sue
    April 5, 2017 at 11:56 am

    This is such a marvelous idea. I will do this with my kids this weekend and try out your favourite gingerbread recipes. Thank you so much for the idea!

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    Stephanie Usher
    April 5, 2017 at 4:20 pm

    This is a great idea! I love gingerbread, so it seems a shame to save it for Christmas! xx

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    Ana De- Jesus
    April 5, 2017 at 4:45 pm

    I love gingerbread and a welcome change from chocolate. The biscuits look like the perfect Easter treat too x

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    April 5, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    I think it’s so important to get kids into the kitchen at an early age. Baking is a fun activity that everyone can enjoy and it looks like your kids loved it! Plus who doesn’t love gingerbread!!

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    Ickle Pickle
    April 5, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    This is so lovely – I really must start some baking with Pickle. Kaz x

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    April 6, 2017 at 9:33 pm

    Aww this is a lovely idea! I really want to do it with my little ones actually, I just bought some easter cookie cutters!

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    Miracle Max
    April 7, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    This used to be my favourite Easter activity as a kid. They look great. Jo x

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