One of my favorite Christmas treats. I mean, what's Christmas without gingerbread men?? SO warm and cosy, soft and delicious, this is truly a festive treat. Whats also really good about it is that the dough does not need to be chilled before rolling it out so if you're the not-so-patient-to-wait-for-the-dough-to-chill person, then this recipe is definitely for you! This recipe involves alot of using your hands so make sure to wash them first :)
350g plain flour
1 tablespoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
100g butter (at room temperature)
175g soft brown sugar
4 tablespoons golden syrup
1) Preheat oven to 180 CSift the flour, baking soda, ginger and cinnamon into a bowl
2) Rub in the butter with your fingers until it looks like bread crumbs (it gets a bit messy so you might want to wear a apron if you have one)
3) Add the sugar
4) Ina seperate bowl mix together the egg and syrup. Add this to the flour mixture. Mix together using your hands until it forms a dough.
5) Put a dough onto a floured surface and gently roll it out until about 3/4 cm thick. Cut out shapes using a cookie cutter and place onto a baking tray.
6) Bake for 10-15 mins