Get baking with the kids this Christmas and make these delicious gingerbread men! Perfect for decorating together and giving to family members as gifts.

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Gingerbread Recipe
12oz/350g Plain Flour (06843008)
1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda (065707)
2 tsps Ground Ginger
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
4½ oz/125g Butter
6oz/175g Soft Light Brown Sugar
1 Egg
4 tbsps Golden Syrup
Cake Star Gingerbread Man Cutter and Embosser Set (84932)

 

Sieve flour, bicarb and spices into a large bowl. Add butter and rub in until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Lightly beat egg and golden syrup together, add to mixture and mix until all ingredients come together into a soft dough.  Knead, wrap in cling film and chill fin fridge or 30mins.

Preheat oven to 180ºC/Gas 4. Line baking trays with baking parchment.

Roll out dough to approx ¼”/0.5cm thickness on a lightly floured surface. Using cutters, cut out and emboss your chosen designs, and place on baking tray, leaving space between them.

Bake for 12-15 mins or until golden brown. Leave on tray for another 15 mins, and then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.

To Decorate
Cake Star Writing Icing Bundle (CSW752)
Colour Splash Edible Pen-Green (75142)
Colour Splash Edible Pen-Red (75138)
Colour Splash Edible Pen-Black (75141)
Colour Splash Cake Decorating Sugarpaste Icing-Brilliant White-250g (74229)
Colour Splash Food Colouring Gel-Green Leaf-25g (0675078)
 
Other ideas: sweets, marshmallows, chocolate etc.
Have an array of edible decorations available so your little ones can really let their imagination's run wild!
Decorating Ideas

Cocoa: At cutting out stage, place embosser into cocoa powder first, then emboss onto dough.

Writing Icings: Use a variety of writing icings to decorate.

Sugarpaste: Roll out sugarpaste thinly. Cut out and emboss. Stick onto cookie using jam. Allow to dry, then use edible pens and/or writing icings to decorate.

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