Gorgeous gingerbread men

    1 hour 37 min

    This gingerbread doesn't contain any black treacle. The secret to this recipe is butterscotch Angel Delight! The resulting gingerbread men are perfectly spiced, with just the right amount of crunch.

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    Makes: 30 gingerbread men

    • 1 1/2 (66g) sachets butterscotch flavoured Angel Delight
    • 115g unsalted butter
    • 110g dark brown soft sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 200g plain flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:1hr chilling  ›  Ready in:1hr37min 

    1. In a medium bowl, cream together the dry butterscotch mix, butter and dark brown soft sugar until smooth. Stir in the egg. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon; stir into the butterscotch mixture. Cover and chill dough until firm, about 1 hour.
    2. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease baking trays. On a floured board, roll dough out to about 3mm thickness and cut into gingerbread men shapes. Place gingerbread men 5cm apart on the prepared baking trays.
    3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until gingerbread men are golden at the edges. Cool on wire racks.

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    Quick, easy and beautifully sweet. Loved making them!  -  01 Nov 2012


    very nice recipe but needs more ginger and spices.  -  05 Oct 2012


    Never had so many people trying them and commenting on how nice they were. Making more for work. So easy to do.  -  07 Nov 2015