Gingerbread Men

    Gingerbread Men


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    About this recipe: Great biscuits for a children's party, they can decorate them with all kinds of candy! It also makes a great family activity for Christmas holidays.

    Serves: 30 

    • 350g treacle (or honey)
    • 225g dark brown soft sugar
    • 150ml cold water
    • 50g butter
    • 900g plain flour
    • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 2 tsp ground ginger
    • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Prep:45min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C. Lightly grease baking tray.
    2. Mix together the treacle or honey, brown sugar, water and butter.
    3. Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and spices. Add to sugar mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
    4. Roll dough .5cm (1/4 in) thick on a floured surface. Cut with floured gingerbread man pastry cutter. Place about 5cm (2 in) apart on baking tray. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Cool and decorate with icing of your choice.


    After icing the men, you and the children can decorate them using candy for eyes and for the hair.

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