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Christmas Cooking: How to Make Gingerbread Men Biscuits

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by Sue W (subscribe)
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Published November 9th 2020
Make the house smell like Christmas this weekend
If you are looking for a Christmas biscuit recipe that everyone will love, then you have to make some Gingerbread Men (& Women!) for the whole family. What I like about this particular recipe is that the flavour of the ginger is quite mild, so even if someone doesn't love the flavour of ginger, or you have very young children, they will still enjoy these Christmas biscuits. If you do love the flavour of ginger however, feel free to double the ground ginger in this recipe and make them stronger.

I made these biscuits with my daughter on the weekend and we made a real mess - but it was a lot of fun! Why don't you make some with your family this weekend?

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Mmmm...yum! Don't forget to leave some out for Santa!

Ingredients:

2 and 3/4 cups plain flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon bicarb soda
125g margarine/ butter
1 cup brown sugar
4 Tablespoons golden syrup
1 egg, beaten
Choc Bits for decoration


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Ingredients list


What To Do:

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180 degrees, fan-forced. Line two baking trays with baking paper.

Step 2: In a large bowl, add the flour, ginger and bicarb soda and combine.

Step 3: Rub the butter into the mixture using your fingertips, until it looks like fine breadcrumbs.

Step 4: Stir in the sugar.

Step 5: Stir in the golden syrup and egg and use your hands to form the mixture into a large mound of dough.

Step 6: Sprinkle the bench with a generous amount of flour. Pull off half of the dough and knead it on the bench until smooth.

Step 7: Use a roller to flatten out the dough until approximately 5mm thick. Cut out the shapes using cookie cutters and place on the baking trays.

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Steps 1 - 7


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Cut out your gingerbread men shapes


Step 8: Re-roll the leftover dough and cut out more shapes until it is all used. Repeat with the other half of the mixture. Don't forget to add more flour to the bench each time, so the biscuits don't stick to the bench.

Step 9: Place Choc Bits in the gingerbread men as buttons, eyes or however you wish.

Step 10: Bake for 9 - 10 minutes until browned. Allow to cool on the tray. If you can't wait for them to cool, eat some warm off the tray. I dare you to stop at just one!

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Use up all of the dough and fill up both trays


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Decorate with Choc Bits and bake for 9 - 10 minutes



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Why? Make the house smell like Christmas!
When: Get ready for Christmas
Where: Bake at home
Cost: Budget friendly recipe
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