Tasty gingerbread men

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  • 100g butter

  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 2 tbsp golden syrup

  • 85g soft brown sugar

  • 1 tsp ginger

  • 1 tbsp black treacle

  • 1 tbsp water

  • 220-280g plain flour (depending on consistency)


  1. Put sugar, syrup, treacle, water and spices in a pan.
  2. Bring to the boil, stirring all the time.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the butter (which has been cut into lumps, and the bicarbonate of soda.
  4. Next, stir in the flour bit by bit, until you have a manageable (but sticky) dough.
  5. Leave the dough covered in a cool place to become firm - about 45 minutes. Preheat oven to 180C/Gas Mark 4.
  6. Roll out dough on a lightly floured board and cut out the gingerbread men.
  7. Arrange on a greased baking sheet and cook for around 10 minutes or until they feel firm-ish when lightly pressed.

Additional Information

  • Egg Free

  • Nut Free

  • Vegetarian

  • Snack

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Christmas

  • Biscuit and sweets

  • Kids can help

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

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