One of our family traditions is to make gingerbread (men, trees, planes, trains and stars), and deliver them to our friends with small children on Christmas Eve. So yesterday I baked, last night I wrapped, and this morning we delivered. Here are some that we took to Kate’s kids:
ANYWAY… the reason I’m posting this, is that Kate asked for the recipe. As it’s a particularly good one (I got it from another crafting friend – thank you Felicia!), I thought I would post it here for all to enjoy.
GINGERBREAD MEN (OR TRAINS OR PLANES OR DINOSAURS OR TREES OR WHAT EVER SHAPES YOU HAVE)
125 gm butter
250 gm brown sugar
2 T golden syrup
2 1/2 C flour
2 t ginger
1 t baking soda
Cream butter and sugar well, beat in egg, and add all the other ingredients.
Roll out onto a floured surface (you may need to slightly increase flour content or liquid; this is based on the size egg you use)
Roll out thin and cut with cutters. Re-roll any leftover to cut additional shapes.
Bake at 180° C for 10 min (do be careful and watch the last few minutes. You may need to pull them out sooner than this based on your oven and the thinness of the biscuit.)
We don’t decorate ours until after they’re baked, and I use M & Ms for eyes, port/starboard lights, Christmas decorations etc, held in place with chocolate icing. You can also decorate with choc chip eyes/raisin buttons BEFORE baking if you so desire.
ENJOY! MERRY CHRISTMAS!