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