Little Gingerbread Men

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Actually, they’re tiny, which only makes them more adorable šŸ™‚ I have been a bit slack on the posting and baking more recently so this a recipe from few years ago I wanted to share. Gingerbread men are heaps of fun and whilst they may seem a little fiddly, making them tiny just means you get heaps more of them, (at least!) twice the fun! Decorate however and with whatever you like. Anyway, I’ll shut up and give you the recipe.

Little Gingerbread Men

50g butter

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 a beaten egg

5 Tbsp golden syrup

1&1/2 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1&1/2 ginger

1/2 tsp cinnamon

Icing:

1/2 cup icing sugar

3 tsp butter, melted

1 Tbsp hot water+

Food colouring

To decorate:

Rainbow chocolate chips

Coloured sugar

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 180Ā°C and grease the 2 cookie trays.

Soften the butter and beat with the sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and golden syrup.

Sift the flour, baking soda, ginger and cinnamon. Add a bit at a time to the butter mixture until you have a dough. Wrap the dough in cling film and refrigerate for a hour minimum.

Roll the dough out a floured surface untilĀ  4mm thick. Cut out mini gingerbread men with a mini ginger bread men cookie cutter. Transfer to the tray and reroll the rest of the dough.Ā  Bake for 5 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and cool completely.

Mix the icing sugar, butter and hot water together until smooth. Add a bit more water if necessary. Spread or pipe onto the cookies and decorate. Leave for the icing to dry. Store in an airtight container

Makes 40

Lasts for 6 days

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