About this recipe:Adorable and edible spicy gingerbread men. This is the only recipe we have ever used.
100g caster sugar
1 egg yolk
250g sifted plain flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
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Method Prep:20min › Cook:10min › Ready in:30min
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Stir in treacle and egg yolk. Combine the flour, salt, baking powder, bicarb, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and nutmeg; blend into the treacle mixture until smooth. Cover, and chill for at least one hour.
Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to ½cm thickness. Cut into desired shapes with biscuit cutters. Place biscuits 5cm apart on ungreased baking trays.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until firm. Remove from baking trays to cool on wire racks. Ice or decorate when cool.
Really delicious biscuits, will bake a second batch tomorrow! Dough is a bit challenging though, would advise to leave in the fridge a bit longer, and definitely roll to .5 cm like stated in the recipe. - 14 Nov 2010