Easy Gingerbread Men
Makes: 10 gingerbread men
- 110g margarine
- 110g dark brown soft sugar
- 405g plain flour, sifted
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 275g black treacle
- 4 tablespoons water
Prep:20min › Cook:12min › Extra time:1hr chilling › Ready in:1hr32min
- Cream margarine and sugar. Sift flour with salt, bicarbonate of soda and spices. Blend flour mixture into creamed mixture alternately with treacle and water. Chill at least 1 hour.
- Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
- Roll dough to 5mm thick. Cut with large 15 to 20cm gingerbread men cookie cutters. Lift onto lightly greased baking tray with broad fish slice.
- Bake above oven centre for about 12 minutes or until biscuits spring back lightly in centre. Do not overcook, they won't stay soft. Remove from trays. Cool on wire racks.
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Unfortunatley has not worked out well for me. They just tasted of black treacle, not of ginger at all, hey wer so bitter they went straight in the bin. - 15 Aug 2012
I made these for my kids and they loved them....i rather liked them too!lol! - 14 Jun 2012
I made these for my kids but found the huge amount of black treacle made them bitter and not very nice. My kids wouldn't touch them. Sorry - 02 Feb 2013