Christmas Gingerbread Men

    Christmas Gingerbread Men

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    About this recipe: A Christmas favourite, these gingerbread men are as tasty as they are cute!

    Serves: 48 

    • 100g butter
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 225ml treacle
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons warm water
    • 450g plain flour
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 50g sultanas for decorating, if desired

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:1day30min  ›  Ready in:1day1hr 

    1. In large bowl, cream butter, sugar, egg and treacle. Dissolve bicarbonate of soda in warm water and add to butter mixture. Beat until smooth. Mix in flour, spices and salt until well blended. Cover and chill for 24 hours.
    2. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Grease baking trays. Roll out dough to a thickness of .5cm on a floured surface. Cut out gingerbread men using man-shaped cutters and place 5cm apart on baking trays. Use sultanas to make eyes, noses and buttons.
    3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, or until firm. Let cool on wire racks.

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