Gingerbread stable and tree cookies

Preparation info

  • Makes 1 stable and about


    • Difficulty


Appears in

A Cook’s Year in a Welsh Farmhouse

A Cook’s Year in a Welsh Farmhouse

By Elisabeth Luard

Published 2011

  • About

The cookie dough used for a stable has to be robust enough to stand up to a battering by small construction workers with no respect for architects. Soft and sticky when first mixed, the dough really does need its overnight rest to develop enough body for rolling and cutting. And it has to be rolled very thin or it’ll be hard as horse-tack. Make a paper template of your gingerbread stable before you start. For a simple open-fronted stable, you’ll need one rear wall 15 x 12 cm, two side walls