Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

 

Gingerbread men aren't just for Christmas - bake them any time to entertain the kids

and decorate them with icing and choc chips!

Makes: 20

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 350g sifted plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp mixed spice (optional)
  • 125g softened butter
  • 175g any brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • Icing pens (to decorate)
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Method:

  • Place flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger, mixed spice and butter in a bowl and beat together using the Hand Mixer with Flat Beaters. Then add the sugar and beat together.
  • Change to the Balloon Whisk and lightly whisk the egg and syrup. Add this to the bowl and mix with the Flat Beaters until it forms a rough ball.
  • Then with the Dough Hooks knead until smooth.
  • Wrap in cling film and put in the fridge for about 20 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 180c/ 160 fan or gas mark 4.
  • Line a large baking tray with greaseproof paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Roll out the dough onto a floured surface or straight onto the silicone mat until approximately 1/2cm or 1/4in thick.
  • Use the cutters to cut out the shapes and place on a tray. Leave a space between each one.
  • Bake for 10 -15 minutes or until golden.
  • Leave on a tray for 10 minutes then transfer to a wire cooling rack.
  • When completely cold decorate with icing pens.

Top Tip:

  • For a grownups version try adding a tbsp of fresh grated or chopped stem ginger

This recipe was made using Dualit's Hand Mixer. It utilises the Flat Beaters, Dough Hooks and Balloon Whisk.

 

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