Gingerbread Men

Total Time
20 mins
8 mins

My friend is a ginger and loves the attention from it. For her birthday, I made her a gingerbread house with gingerbread men and horses (she loves horses also). The only problem I had was I over-decorated the roof so the house collapsed!!! lol But this is a great recipe for gingerbread men.

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  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in golden syrup and egg yolk.
  3. Stir in sifted dry ingredients in 2 batches.
  4. Press mixture into a ball, knead on lightly floured surface until smooth, cover and put in fridge for 30 minutes.
  5. Roll dough between 2 pieces of greaseproof paper until 4mm thickness.
  6. Cut shapes you desire and place on lightly greased oven trays 3cm apart (they spread when cooking).
  7. Bake in moderately hot oven about 8 minutes or until lightly browned and firm, cool on trays.
  8. Royal icing:.
  9. Whisk egg white with a fork, gradually whisk in sifted icing sugar, about 1 tbsp at a time.
  10. Colour as desired and decorate.