About this recipe:Great biscuits for a children's party. They can decorate them any way they like.
350g (12 oz) treacle
225g (8 oz) dark brown soft sugar
150ml (5 fl oz) cold water
50g (2 oz) butter
900g (2 lb) plain flour
1 dessertspoon bicarbonate of soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 dessertspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
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Method Prep:45min › Cook:10min › Ready in:55min
Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Lightly grease baking tray.
Mix together the treacle, brown sugar, water and butter.
Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt and spices. Add to sugar mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
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 Smarties for eyes and hundreds & thousands for the hair.
first time I made it I did it exatly as recipe describes and they were good, but didn't really taste very gingery, so the second time I doubled both the ginger and the cinnamon amounts and they were perfect! - 16 Dec 2009