Gingerbread men

Kids Christmas favourite and totally fun to make!

Shopping list:

• 105grams Unsalted butter
• 125ml golden syrup
• 110grams  packed brown sugar
• 1 teaspoon b i-carb soda
• 450grams plain flour
• 1 tablespoon ground ginger
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• ½ teaspoon nutmeg
• ½ teaspoon ground cloves
• ½ teaspoon baking powder
• 1 egg, whisked
• Decorating lollies

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180C.

  • Step 2

    Place butter, golden syrup and sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, stirring for 3 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Bring to the boil. Remove from heat. Add bi-carb soda and stir to combine. Transfer to a large heatproof bowl. Set aside.

  • Step 3

    Sift flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and baking powder over butter mixture. Add the egg and stir until combined. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead gently until smooth. Divide into two portions, wrap tightly and refrigerate for 45 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Roll one portion between two sheets of baking paper. Using a 6-7cm Christmas cutter. Place on a lined baking tray. Bake in the oven for 8 minutes or until firm to touch. Let cool and then decorate using choc chips and icing etc.