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Mrs MacCready makes Gingerbread Men!

Gingerbread men are definetly a favourite of mine…I love just their cute little noses and sweet little toes.  S0 I thought I would tell you how to make them (which I learnt from this website):

(Makes 20 little yummy men)

350g plain flour
1-2 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
100g butter or margarine
175g soft light brown sugar
1 egg
4 tablespoons golden syrup

  • Put the flour, ginger and soda into a bowl and rub in the butter.
  • Add sugar and stir in the syrup and egg to make a firm dough.
  • Roll out to about 5mm thick and cut out your gingerbread men. If you don’t have a gingerbread man cutter then use whatever you have – stars and hearts are just as tasty.
  • Bake at 190 C /Gas 5 on greased baking trays (spaced out, as they will spread) for 10 to 15 mins until golden brown. Leave to firm up for a couple of minutes before placing on a wire rack to cook.
  • Once cooled, decorate with icing and smarties!  Then eat!