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Gingerbread Men & Reindeer

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  • Time preparation 25 Minutes
  • cook time 10 Minutes
  • Serve Serves 20

Recipe and image courtesy of Waitrose & Partners
  • 125g butter
  • 100g dark brown muscovado sugar
  • 4 tbsps golden syrup
  • 325g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsps ground ginger
  • Writing icing to decorate

Preheat the oven to 160°C/Fan 140°C/Gas 3. Melt the butter, sugar and syrup together in a pan then remove from the heat.

Sieve in the plain flour, bicarbonate of soda and ground ginger then stir together to make a stiff dough.

Roll out on a lightly floured surface to 5mm thick. Cut out about 18-20 gingerbread men and bake on 2 large, lined baking trays for 10 minutes then remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Decorate with icing to add eyes, nose and mouth (turn the gingerbread men upside down for the reindeer).

Ingredients

  • 125g butter
  • 100g dark brown muscovado sugar
  • 4 tbsps golden syrup
  • 325g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsps ground ginger
  • Writing icing to decorate

Method

Preheat the oven to 160°C/Fan 140°C/Gas 3. Melt the butter, sugar and syrup together in a pan then remove from the heat.

Sieve in the plain flour, bicarbonate of soda and ground ginger then stir together to make a stiff dough.

Roll out on a lightly floured surface to 5mm thick. Cut out about 18-20 gingerbread men and bake on 2 large, lined baking trays for 10 minutes then remove from the oven and allow to cool.

Decorate with icing to add eyes, nose and mouth (turn the gingerbread men upside down for the reindeer).

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