Gingerbread men are a great favourite with the kids this is an easy recipe and the kids can jelp with the preparation and the decoration.  Make some especially for Christmas.

Ingredients

350g / 12oz plain flourGingerbread Man
175g / 6oz light soft brown sugar
100g / 4oz butter
1 medium egg
4 tablespoons of golden syrup
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1½ teaspoon of ground ginger

 

Method

Pre-heat oven to 190°C (375°F) mark 5 Bake at 190°C (375°F) mark 5

 

In a mixing bowl place the flour, butter, ground ginger and bicarbonate of soda and mix together with your fingers until it resembles breadcrumbs.

Add the golden syrup and egg and mix until it forms a dough

Roll out the dough until it is about 5mm thick

Cut into shape with pastry cutters

Place onto a greased and floured baking sheet

Bake 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.

Decorate with cake icing with raisins, chocolate chips and edible silver balls.

 

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