Gingerbread people on a wire cooling tray

Gingerbread people

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook: -
    • Plus chilling, cooling and at least 1 hr drying
  • Easy
  • Serves 15 - 20

Make decorating these adorable gingerbread people even easier (and less messy!) with tubes of shop-bought icing and sweets. Get the kids involved too

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: Per serving (20)
NutrientUnit
kcal154
fat5g
saturates3g
carbs26g
sugars12g
fibre1g
protein2g
salt0.3g
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Ingredients

To decorate

Method

  • STEP 1

    Melt the sugar, golden syrup and butter in a saucepan, then bubble for 1-2 mins. Leave to cool for about 10 mins.

  • STEP 2

    Tip the flour, bicarbonate of soda and spices into a large bowl. Add the warm syrup mixture and the egg, stir everything together, then gently knead in the bowl until smooth and streak-free. The dough will firm up once cooled. Wrap in cling film and chill for at least 30 mins.

  • STEP 3

    Remove the dough from the fridge, leave at room temperature until softened. Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6 and line two baking trays with baking parchment.

  • STEP 4

    Roll out the dough to the thickness of a £1 coin, then cut out gingerbread people with a cutter. Re-roll the excess dough and keep cutting until it’s all used up.

  • STEP 5

    Lift the biscuits onto the trays and bake for 10-12 mins, swapping the trays over halfway through cooking. Leave to cool on the trays for 5 mins, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Use the icing to decorate the biscuits as you wish, and stick on chocolate or sweets for buttons. Leave to dry for 1-2 hrs. Will keep for up to three days in an airtight container.

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