Simple Gingerbread Men

Simple Gingerbread Men


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Easy recipe for gingerbread men - makes the house smell delicious!

MortarandPestle Western Australia, Australia

Serves: 4 

  • 125 g butter
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 3 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 125 ml golden syrup
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar

Preparation:30min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180C.
  2. Beat the butter & sugar together until light and creamy.
  3. Add the egg yolk and beat until combined.
  4. Sift dry ingredients and stir into butter mix, then add golden syrup.
  5. Mix to a light dough and knead gently onto a lightly floured surface until smooth.
  6. Roll out until approximately 1/2 cm thick - cut gingerbread men out and place on lined baking tray.
  7. Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly golden. Cool on tray.
  8. Combine the icing sugar and egg white gradually and beat until smooth.
  9. Spoon into a piping bag and decorate as desired.

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