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Mason Cash Gingerbread Men

You can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man!

Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 350g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g butter
  • 175g dark muscavado sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons golden syrup

Step 1

Mix together the flour, ginger, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda in a large mixing bowl.

Step 2

Mix the butter with your fingertips until it looks like breadcrumbs then add the sugar.

Step 3

Add the egg and golden syrup and mix in with the spoon until it forms a dough. Tip the dough out onto a clean, lightly floured work surface. Knead the dough for a couple of minutes until it is smooth.

Step 4

Pre-heat the oven to 180°C/ 350°F fan/ gas mark 5.

Step 5

Lightly flour a rolling pin and roll out the dough so that it is 0.5cm thick. Cut out the gingerbread man shapes using a cookie cutter.

Step 6

Lay the biscuits on a greased baking tray and bake in the oven on a middle shelf for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Decorate with currants, icing or sweets if required.