Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men
Serves: 20
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Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2½ tablespoons golden syrup
  • currants
  • glace cherries
  • mixed peel
Instructions
  1. Beat butter and sugar to a cream.
  2. Add egg yolk and beat well.
  3. Sift flour, soda and ginger together.
  4. Add to creamed mixture with warmed syrup. Mix well.
  5. Turn mixture on to lightly floured surface.
  6. Knead lightly and roll out to 3 mm thickness.
  7. Cut out gingerbread-man shape in biscuits.
  8. Using a spatula, lift carefully on to a lightly greased oven tray.
  9. Press in currants for eyes, glace cherries for nose and strips of peel for mouth.
  10. Bake in a moderate oven for 15 minutes.
  11. Allow to cool on trays.

 

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