Gingerbread Men

15 Nov

 

Around Christmas, gingerbread men is an absolute essential. Not only are they both delicious and easy to make but they bring so much joy when you decorate them! Who could ask for more? In my opinion, there are two types of gingerbread men. The biscuit which is crisp and crunchy and makes a crack sound when you munch into it and the cookie which is soft with a smooth texture and is 100% perfect with a cuppa. I personally prefer the cookie so therefore is a cookie recipe. I have been making this recipe for a few years now and it doesn’t let me down. I absolutely love it, hence the early start on the gingerbread season! Hope you like as much as me!

 

Gingerbread Men

350g plain flour

1tsp bicarbonate of soda

2tsp ground ginger

100g butter

175g soft light brown sugar

2 eggs, lightly beaten

5tbsp golden syrup

  • Preheat the oven to 190ºc/375ºf and grease and line a cookie sheet with parchment.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger. Rub in the butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
  • Stir in the sugar and then make a well in the middle and add the eggs and golden syrup and mix until it forms a soft, sticky dough.
  • Place the dough in a clean bowl and leave in the fridge for 1-2hrs until it becomes firm.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface and roll out to about 5mm thickness and cut out shapes or men.
  • Place on the cookie sheet and bake in the oven for 10-15mins.
  • Let cool completely then decorate with melted chocolate, sweets, mini marshmallows etc. Let your kids (Or your childish half!) run wild.
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2 Responses to “Gingerbread Men”

  1. Shelly August 27, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    Its like you read my mind! You seem to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something.
    I think that you can do with a few pics to drive the message home a
    little bit, but other than that, this is great blog.
    An excellent read. I will definitely be back.

    • bakingblondebites September 8, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

      Aw thank you! I think my years of impulsively munching on any gingerbread I can find may have helped with my knowledge! Great advise, I hope to hear from you again soon 🙂

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