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Festive Mug Hanging Gingerbread kit

Sainsbury's Festive Mug Hanging Gingerbread kit

Have you heard of a mug hanger before? It’s a biscuit that actually hangs over the edge of your mug. I bought a gingerbread house mug hanging kit a few years ago but was excited to try a kit I found in Sainsbury’s which included four different shapes.

Festive Mug Hanging Gingerbread kit

The Sainsbury’s Festive Mug Hanging Gingerbread kit contained gingerbread mix with red and white icing pens and stencils. All you needed to add was butter and Golden Syrup. The templates were printed on the inside of the box and needed to be cut out.

Festive Mug Hanging Gingerbread kit

First of all I made the gingerbread dough. I placed it in the fridge for 10 minutes to chill before rolling it out. Then I cut out my shapes using the templates.

Festive Mug Hanging Gingerbread kit

Soon I had a tray of delicious gingerbread biscuits: three trees, stars, candy canes and gingerbread men. I put the trays in the freezer for 5 minutes to stop them spreading whilst they baked.

tray of gingerbread biscuits

They did spread a little but I just trimmed the edges with a sharp knife. Then I left them to cool on a wire rack.

trimming the gingerbread

I enjoyed baking the gingerbread biscuits on my own but the children really wanted to help ice them. I gave them half of the biscuits each and they had fun decorating them with the icing pens which were included and anything else they could find in the cupboard. They fitted perfectly over the edge of a mug so made for the perfect winter treat.

gingerbread hanger biscuits

I bought the Festive Mug Hanging Gingerbread kit which cost £3.00 from Sainsbury’s. It featured in my Gingerbread Gift Guide where you can find all kinds of delicious gingerbread items.


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    Mellissa Williams
    November 17, 2020 at 10:23 am

    That’s a good price for a kit like this. The gingerbread has come out really well too. A nice activity to do with kids

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    Ben Cross
    November 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Mmmmm, those gingerbread biscuits look yummy! You can certainly have a lot of fun with kids making it an ideal festive activity!

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