• 500 g royal icing sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • few drops peppermint flavouring
  • few drops red food colouring
  • 4 packs green and red writing icing from colour writing icing by Sainsbury's
  • sprinkles


  1. 1

    Line a baking tray with a sheet of baking parchment.

  2. 2

    Have your little one tip the icing sugar into a large bowl. Meanwhile, measure out 4 tablespoons of cold water, then add it to the bowl, along with the peppermint flavouring.

  3. 3

    Mix together with a spoon, and then with your hands, until you get a firm, smooth mixture. Break the mixture in half. Add a little red food colouring to one piece and leave the other one white (or you might like to make other colours).

  4. 4

    Dust a little of the extra icing sugar over the table, then let your children knead a piece each until the colour is nice and even.

  5. 5

    Sprinkle some more icing sugar over rolling pins then roll each piece out until it is a little bit thicker than a pound coin – it may be easier for smaller children to roll a small piece at a time. Cut out shapes using small Christmas-themed cutters.

  6. 6

    Your children can then lift the shapes off the table with a spatula and move them to the baking tray. Let them decorate with writing icing, sprinkles and cake decorations. Leave to dry for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 243kj 58kcal 3%
  • Fat 0.2g <1%
  • Saturates 0.0g 0%
  • Sugars 13.1g 15%
  • Salt 0.0g 0%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 1511kj/361kcal

Each serving provides

82.9g carbohydrate 0.1g fibre 4.2g protein

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