Gingerbread Men

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Gingerbread Men

Moist, yet crispy gingerbread shapes, perfect for decorating with the children! This recipe makes approximately 12 gingerbread men.



350g/12oz plain flour, sifted
175g/6oz soft brown sugar
100g/3.5oz butter
1 large egg, beaten
4 tbsp golden syrup
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1/4 tsp ground ginger
Icing pens, icing and sweets to decorate


Preparation Time
15 minutes


Cooking Instructions

Preheat oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas Mark 4.

Place the flour, butter, ground ginger and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl and crumble together with fingertips until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Mix in the golden syrup and beaten egg with a wooden spoon.

Once combined, kneed the mixture until it forms a firm dough, leaving the bowl clean.Roll out on a floured surface to a thickness of 8mm.

Cut into gingerbread man shapes, or whatever shapes you desire, and place on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

Cook in the centre of the preheated oven for approximately 10-15 minutes, or until lightly golden but not completely firm, as they will continue to harden once removed from the oven.

Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before decorating with icing pens or sweets applied with icing.


12-14 men / shapes

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