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Gingerbread men biscuits

Ingredients 7
Time 30 min
  • 125
    butter (room temperature)
  • 125
    caster sugar
  • 1
  • 125
    treacle or syrup
  • 400
    self-raising flour
  • 10
    ground ginger
  • Melted chocolate to decorate (about 200g)


Cream the butter and sugar.Add the egg and treacle and mix well.Sift the dry ingredients and add to the butter, knead lightly to form a soft dough.

Roll out to 8mm thickness between two pieces of plastic and cut out your desired shapes, place on a greased cookie sheet. Re-roll your trimmings until the dough is used up.  Bake at 180°C for about 10 minutes.

Remove the cookies from the baking sheet, and place on a wire rack to cool. Melt the chocolate for decorating, and place in a small plastic bag. Cut a small hole in one corner of the bag and tie off the top.  Pipe eyes, mouth, buttons, hands and feet on each gingerbread man, or if preferred dip the cookie in the chocolate to coat half of the cookie. Set aside to set.

Reprinted with the permission of Julie Donald.

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