Step 1
Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan oven 160°C/ Gas Mark 4. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets with a little Trex.

Step 2
Beat the Trex, butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Do this by hand with a wooden spoon, or use a hand-held electric mixer. Stir in the golden syrup and beaten egg, beating well until the mixture is smooth.

Step 3
Sift in the flour, ginger and baking powder, then stir them into the mixture to give a smooth dough.

Step 4
Dust a work surface with a little flour, then roll out the dough thinly to a thickness of about 3mm (1/8th in). Use a gingerbread man cutter to cut out the biscuits, re-rolling the dough as necessary. Place about 4 men on each baking tray, allowing room for them to spread a little.

Step 5
Press currants into the biscuits to form eyes and noses. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown. Cool for a few moments on the tray, then carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Bake the remaining biscuits as before.

Step 6
When cool, pipe a little icing onto each gingerbread man for the mouths and buttons then place the sweets on top.

Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

Who can resist the temptation of these spicy biscuits? They’re a treat for kids of all ages!

14

Serves: 14

12
MINS

Bake Time: 12 mins

Suitable for home freezing

Suitable for vegetarians

INGREDIENTS

A little Trex, for greasing
75g3oz Trex, at room temperature
50g2oz Butter
125g5oz Light muscovado sugar
2 tbsp2 tbsp Golden syrup
11 Small egg, beaten
300g10oz Plain flour
1 ½ tsp1 ½ tsp Ground ginger
1 tsp1 tsp Baking powder
A few currants and sweets, to decorate
A little ready-made decorating icing (sold in tubes)

METHOD

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan oven 160°C/ Gas Mark 4. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets with a little Trex.

Step 2
Beat the Trex, butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Do this by hand with a wooden spoon, or use a hand-held electric mixer. Stir in the golden syrup and beaten egg, beating well until the mixture is smooth.

Step 3
Sift in the flour, ginger and baking powder, then stir them into the mixture to give a smooth dough.

Step 4
Dust a work surface with a little flour, then roll out the dough thinly to a thickness of about 3mm (1/8th in). Use a gingerbread man cutter to cut out the biscuits, re-rolling the dough as necessary. Place about 4 men on each baking tray, allowing room for them to spread a little.

Step 5
Press currants into the biscuits to form eyes and noses. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden brown. Cool for a few moments on the tray, then carefully transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Bake the remaining biscuits as before.

Step 6
When cool, pipe a little icing onto each gingerbread man for the mouths and buttons then place the sweets on top.

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