It wouldn't be Christmas without the smell of Gingerbread men baking in the oven. The tasty little treats are fun to make and perfect to get you in the Christmas spirit.
350g plain flour
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
175g light soft brown sugar
1 free-range egg
4 tablespoons golden syrup
Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon together in a bowl.
Add the butter and mix until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Once combined stir in the sugar.
Beat together the egg and syrup until combined and then add to the bowl with the other ingredients and mix until all of the ingredients combine.
Tip the dough out onto a floured surface and knead briefly until smooth. Wrap the dough in cling film and place in the fridge to chill for 15 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees and line two baking trays with greaseproof paper.
Roll the dough out 0.5cm thick on a floured surface. Cut out your gingerbread men with your cutters and place on the baking tray making sure you leave a gap between them.
Bake for 12-15 minutes until light golden brown.
Leave to cool completely before decorating as you wish.
We hope your gingerbread men turn out as delicious as ours.
Love Chloe and Megan
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