Who can resist gingerbread men adorned with strawberry laces, dolly mixtures and raisins?

  • Serves: 15 people
  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 12 minutes
    • British
    • Vegetarian

    Decorated Gingerbread Men

    Recipe Information

    Ingredients
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    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

     

    To Decorate

    Gingerbread Men Cookie Cutter

    Piping bag

    Method

    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.

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