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Ginger Bread Children


Lovely gingerbread biscuits for children's Christmas gift

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  • 350g plain flour
  • plus extra for rolling out
  • 1 tsp sodium bicarbonate
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground mixed spice
  • 125g butter
  • 175g brown sugar
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • To decorate:
  • 300g icing sugar
  • A few drops of colouring
  • cake decorations


servings 10
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 15mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Put the flour, sodium bicarbonate, ginger and mixed spice into the bowl of a food processor. Add the butter and blend until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar.

Step 2

Add beaten egg and golden syrup, and blitze until the mixture form a soft dough.
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line two baking sheets with greaseproof paper. Roll the dough out to a 0.5cm/¼in thickness on a floured surface. Using cutters, cut out the gingerbread child shapes and place on the baking tray, leaving a gap between them.

Step 3

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until lightly golden-brown. Leave on the tray for 10 minutes and then move to a wire rack to finish cooling. When cooled decorate with the colour icing and cake decorations.

Step 4

For the icing: Mix icing sugar with warm water to form a fairly stiff (piping) consistency. Divide the icing into 3 -4 portions and mix in a drop of colouring to each. Use to icing to decorate the gingerbread children.

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