Get into the Christmas spirit by making and eating up Christmas gingerbread men!
These are delicious cookies that include cinnamon, ground ginger, and cloves.
You can adjust the amount of these ingredients to suit your taste buds.
To make these scrummy cookies, you will need the following ingredients:
- 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
Makes about 20 biscuits.
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.
When decorating your gingerbread cookies, you can press candies, raisins, or currants into the cookie for eyes and use your frosting for colorful clothing. You can also use the icing you made as the glue to help you attach the sprinkles, raisins, and candies.