- Making time: 30 minutes
- Cooking time: 8 minutes
- 150g plain flour
- 50g caster sugar
- One teaspoon ground ginger
- 100g butter, diced
- 24 small one balls or tiny sweets
- 50g ready-to-roll pink icing
- 50g ready-to-roll
- Blue icing
- Little tube black writing icing
For the icing
- 125g icing sugar
- Pinch of ground ginger
- Five teaspoons water
Men make history and not the other way around, in periods where there is no leadership, society stands still. Progress occurred when courageous, skilful leaders seized the opportunity to change things for the better.
– Harry S. Truman
- Put the flour, sugar and ground ginger in a mixing bowl or a food processor, add the butter and rub in with your fingertips or process until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Continue mixing, or squeeze the crumbs together with hands to form softball, knead lightly then roll out thinly between 2 pieces of non-stick baking paper.
- Cut out snowmen shapes using a 10 cm biscuit cutter then transfer to ungreased baking sheets. Bake in a preheated oven, 1800C set the timer for 8 minutes until pale golden, leave to cool on the baking sheets then transfer to a wire rack.
- Make the icing, sift the icing sugar and ground ginger into a bowl, gradually mix in the water to make a smooth thin icing, spoon over the biscuits and allow to drizzle over the edges, add the sliver balls or tiny sweets for eyes then leave to dry and harden
- Decorate the snowmen with scarves, hats and pompoms made from the ready-to-roll icing, sticking the decorations with a little water, pipe on small, black, smiling mouths, leave to harden for 1 hour before serving.