Who can resist gingerbread men adorned with strawberry laces, dolly mixtures and raisins?
Decorated Gingerbread Men
150g Demerara Sugar
100g Unsalted Butter
150g Golden Syrup
340g Plain Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
2 tsp Ground Ginger
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
50g Icing mixed with 2 tsp of water
1 packet of Dolly Mixture
1 packet of Strawberry Laces
1 packet of Chocolate Raisins
Gingerbread Men Cookie Cutter
In a small pan, melt together the butter, sugar and syrup until it is smooth, then remove from the heat.
Sieve the flour, baking powder, ginger and cinnamon into a bowl, then add the melted ingredients, and combine into a stiff dough.
Leave the dough in the fridge to chill for 30 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 170°C/gas mark 3.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface until about ½ cm thick and then use the gingerbread cutter to cut out the gingerbread men.
Line baking trays with baking paper and then bake the biscuits for 10-12 minutes until light golden brown.
When the biscuits are cool enough to decorate, mix the icing sugar and water until smooth. The icing should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon, but if it is too thick, add a drop of water at a time.
Decorate the biscuits using the icing to stick the strawberry laces, dolly mixture and raisins as clothes, buttons and eyes. If you have a piping bag, you can pipe the icing on to make a smile or other small details.