Baking // The ultimate gingerbread men

I am marking the start of December with a festive post, and why not make it a baking one to get everyone into the festive spirit?!

If you are after the easiest recipe with the most delicious results (and why wouldn’t you be?) then look no further, I have you covered.

You will need:

2 baking trays lined with greaseproof paper

350g plain flour (plus extra for dusting)
1 tsp bicarb soda
2 tsp gound ginger
1 tsp gound cinnamon
125g butter
175g light soft brown sugar
1 egg
4 tbsp golden syrup

Method:

Sift together the flour, bicarb soda, ginger and cinnamon into the food processor bowl. Add the butter and mix until it looks like breadcrumbs, then stir in the sugar.

Beat the egg and golden syrup together and add to the mixture until it starts to clump together. Finish combining by hand, then turn the dough out of the bowl, wrap in clingfilm and pop it in the fridge for 15 minutes.

Now pre-heat your oven to 180Β°c and get your trays ready.

On a lightly floured surface, roll out your dough to a thickness of 0.5cm and using gingerbread men cutters, cut out your shapes. Transfer them onto the trays, leaving space around them to spread.

Bake them for 12-15 minutes, or until a light golden brown but leave them on the trays for 10 minutes to firm before transferring to a cooling rack.

Finally try not to eat them all at once.

There you have it. So simple, so delicious. Enjoy and don’t forget to tag me if you bake these @millertracey on insta and @girlabouthome on twitter.
T

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