Gingerbread skeletons

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Serves: 25

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Ingredients

  • 400g caster sugar

  • 4 tsp baking powder

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 8 tbsp golden syrup

  • 500g unsalted butter diced

  • 4 tsp ground ginger

  • 3 eggs

  • Some ready to use icing

  • 900g plain flour

Method

<ol> <li>Sift the flour, baking powder, ginger and salt into a mixing bowl.</li> <li>Add in the butter and sugar and rub in until the butter is absorbed and the mixture has a sandy texture.</li> <li>Mix in the syrup and enough of the beaten egg to make a fairly stiff, smooth dough. Shape the dough into a ball and wrap in cling film. Place the dough in the fridge to firm up for at least 45 minutes.</li> <li>Preheat the oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4.</li> <li>Roll out the dough to 3mm thickness. Cut out biscuits into gingerbread person shapes.</li> <li>Place the gingerbread biscuits on greased, non-stick baking sheets.</li> <li>Bake the biscuits for 10-12 minutes until golden brown.</li> <li>Remove the biscuits from the oven and allow to cool on the baking sheets.</li> <li>Decorate the biscuits with icing with skeleton shapes. Store in an airtight container.</li> </ol>

Additional Information

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Biscuit and sweets

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