Yes, that’s right folks hubby and I baked in Amsterdam (geddit?). To get the Christmas mojo flowing I thought we would try making gingerbread men. Now I will admit the first go didn’t go so well but second time was perfect!
And yes they probably weren’t meant to have flour on it but it tasted amazing nonetheless.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 350g plain flour
- 100g self-raising flour
- 1 tablespoon of ground ginger
- 125g brown sugar
- 125g unsalted butter
- 125g golden syrup
- 2 medium eggs, lightly beaten
- Preheat the oven to 170°c/350°f/gas mark 4.
- In a mixing bowl sift half of the plain and all self raising flour together, adding the sugar and ground ginger. Mix well.
- Add the butter.
- Rub together the ingredients using your finger tips until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs.
- Make a hole in the middle, add the syrup and the egg. Add in the rest of the flour if necessary (we used all of it before and it was too crumbly!)
- Mix together.
- Once you have scooped in all the flour that that was left at the sides of the bowl, create a dough ball.
- Scatter some flour on your worktop so the dough doesn’t stick.
- Squash and roll out with a rolling pin until it’s about 3mm thick.
- Use your cookie cutters to cut out your shapes.
- Place your shapes onto baking paper and put in oven for 20 minutes (or until golden brown)
A nice little addition to these cookies was the cinnamon icing we added later on in the day! We simply added a teaspoon of cinnamon to an icing mix and it was scrummyyyyyy.
Recipe adapted from here