Makes 20 | 20 minutes prep | 15 minutes cooking

  • 1350g plain flour
  • 2 tsp ginger, ground
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g butter
  • 175g soft light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup

Preheat oven 190°C.

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.)

Put a sheet of baking paper on a tray and evenly space out the biscuits, bake for 10-15 minutes 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.

TIP: Refrigerate the uncooked, cut biscuit shapes on a baking tray prior to cooking. About 15 minutes in the fridge is long enough to ensure your gingerbread biscuits retain their shape during baking and don't spread out too much.

 

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