Gingerbread Brothers

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@into.trends has created the ultimate festive #GoodTemptation treat. Warm gingerbread men sandwiches with melting Oppo ice cream inside. Bliss.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups vanilla Oppo ice cream

  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened

  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/3 cup molasses

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Method

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the egg, then molasses.

  2. Add the flour, ginger, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.

  3. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or until easy to handle.

  4. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

  5. Remove the dough from the fridge and on a lightly floured surface, roll dough to the thickness of a £1 coin. Cut with a floured gingerbread-shaped cookie cutter.

  6. Place on a baking sheet and bake 8-10 minutes or until edges are firm. Remove to wire racks to cool.

  7. With the same cookie cutter cut out ice cream shaped men and freeze on a baking sheet at least 1 hour.

  8. When ready to serve, remove the ice cream and sandwich it between the gingerbread men to make your Festive ice cream sandwiches!

  9. Decorate with icing sugar, coconut snow and festive ribbons.

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