Recipe: Christmas Gingerbread Men

CHRISTMAS GINGERBREAD MEN

The smell of baking gingerbread has to be one of the best Christmas smells. Then the process of cutting and shaping them, followed by the decorating makes for great fun in the kitchen with friends, family or the kids.

Ingredients

  • 150 g butter, unsalted
  • 120 g brown sugar
  • 5 tbsp golden syrup
  • 400 g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp heaped ground ginger
  • 1 set colourful icings
  • 1 handful jelly tots
preheat the oven

Step 1

Preheat The Oven

Preheat the oven to 170°C.

melt the wet ingredients

Step 2

Melt The Wet Ingredients

Melt the butter, sugar and syrup in a pan until smooth and the sugar has dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow to cool for a few minutes.

mix with dry ingredients

Step 3

Mix With Dry Ingredients

Beat in the sieved flour, bicarb and ginger until a dough forms. Allow it to cool until it’s okay to handle.

roll out the dough

Step 4

Roll Out The Dough

Dust a work surface with flour and roll the dough out to a thickness of 1cm. It may feel a little crumbly but that’s what makes it crisp and brittle when baked.

cut out and bake

Step 5

Cut Out And Bake

Cut out whatever shapes you want and arrange on a non-stick baking tray. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven.

decorate & serve

Step 6

Decorate & Serve

Pierce a hole in the top of each shape whilst hot to hang it later and then leave to cool completely. Decorate with coloured icing of your choosing and small jellied sweets. Makes 12

Comments

jjer

This project was inspired by sorted, Ben in particular. I saw something on his Instagram about someone doing a random acts of kindness for him and I thought it would be cool for us to do it from the scouts. Seeing as we were inspired by Ben we thought it was only right to use his recipe. The best thing is that they were decorated with little scout neckers aswell

jjer

Mini gingerbread houses that fit on the rim of a mug. Also I used SORTEDfoods gingerbread recipe :)

jjer

Mini gingerbread houses ready to go in the oven

samuelpower

Simple gingerbread with golden syrup for taste - water and icing sugar for decorating!

janrz04

i know very late

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