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Why are my gingerbread men crunchy not chewy?!

(7 Posts)
Appuskidu Wed 29-Nov-17 16:30:25

I have a bad cold and each crunch is making my head hurt!!

How can I make nice chewy gingerbread men!!?

PinkHeart5914 Wed 29-Nov-17 16:31:20

You’ve Over baked I reckon

WeirdnessOfDoom Mon 04-Dec-17 09:33:48

Stick them in airtight container with apple for a couple of days

Jonsnowsghost Mon 04-Dec-17 09:36:48

What recipe did you use? I found this one good for chewy gingerbread allrecipes.co.uk/recipe/29656/chewy-gingerbread-men.aspx

ChardonnaysPrettySister Mon 04-Dec-17 09:38:51

They need to rest for a few days.

speakout Mon 04-Dec-17 09:46:21

I thought gingerbread men were meant to be crunchy.

Runningoutofusernames Mon 04-Dec-17 09:50:42

Apple thing will help (like lebkuchen!) but in my experience makes then more soft than really chewy.
Agree with pp, problem is overbaking. Next time take them out still a little soft and let them cool on the tray, also recipes with golden syrup and brown sugar are better than honey or white.
We have the opposite issue in my house, DH prefers thin and crunchy! Annual battle 😊

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