Hello everyone and welcome to Blogmas day 11.
Today I am showing you guys how I made gingerbread men!! I have been so excited to share this with you guys because they are so cute and turned out amazingly well. First though, can we please appreciate this picture of the cute little Christmas tree. I LOVE IT!
– Lets get started –
Ingredients that you will need to make the Gingerbread men
370g plain flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
6 teaspoons of ground ginger
2 teaspoons of cinnamon powder
1 pinch of salt
1 large egg, beaten
200g caster sugar
250g unsalted butter, diced.
4 tablespoons golden syrup
Equipment that you will need
A mixing bowl
You can decorate the gingerbread men how ever you like
Method to make the Gingerbread men:
step one- Measure out all of the ingredients and then sift the flour, baking powder, ginger and cinnamon into a mixing bowl. Then add the salt, sugar and butter and mix it in, then once mixed together a little use your fingers until the butter is combined and the mixture resembles breadcrumbs
step two- Then in another bowl, mix together the golden syrup and the egg until well beaten. Add this to the to the mixture and mix well until combined. Using your hands bring all of the mixture together and knead to form a smooth dough shape. Put flour down before you start to knead to stop the mixture from sticking to the surface.
step three- Shape the dough into a ball and cover it in clingfilm and leave it in the fridge for 30-40 minutes. When you have around 5 minutes left of it being in the fridge, preheat the oven to 180oc and line a baking tray with a baking paper.
step four- Remove the dough from the fridge and cut the dough into smaller parts. Put the rest back in the fridge and leave a part on the surface for you to roll out. Put flour down once again and get your rolling pin and start to roll the dough out. You want to roll it out so the dough is about 2mm, you don’t want it too thick because the gingerbread men will puff out and be too big, but you don’t want them too small because they will burn. Once you have rolled the dough out, use your cookie cutters and cut out shapes in the dough.
step five- After you have got the dough out and repeated the whole process until there is no dough left. Place the dough onto the tray and place in the oven for 10-14 minutes.
step six- Once the cookies turn a golden brown colour they are ready to come out and then place them straight on a wire rack (be careful because they will be so hot!)
step seven- When they are COMPLETELY cooled down you can decorate them as you like. They are ready for you to decorate and serve.
I do make alot of mess!!!
I hope you liked this post! I loved making these and I felt so festive when making them. Have you made gingerbread men yet??
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