Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

Serves 10 in 1 Hour

The number of gingerbread men will depend on the size of your cutter. Make up a bit of icing to decorate. Get a Christmas Tree cutter and make some Gingerbread Christmas Trees. You can decorate with liquorice allsorts that look like presents on the tree. Tip: When rolling out the gingerbread use a piece of thick plastic or cling film on the work surface.

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Method

Preheat the oven to 175C Mark 4 Line a baking tray with baking paper.

Sift the flour into a bowl Add the ground ginger.

Melt together in a saucepan the butter, golden syrup and sugar. Beat an egg in a cup or small bowl
Add the beaten egg t the flour and ginger and mix well. Pour in the melted butter, golden syrup & sugar, mix to a soft pliable dough.

Roll out the dough to 0.5cm thick, then cut with a gingerbread man cutter.

You can just mark on a face with a knife if you like.

Bake for 9-12 minutes.

Allow to cool on a cooling rack and serve or mix up a bit of icing sugar with water stiff and pipe on a face and buttons.

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