Vickys Gingerbread Men -Christmas & Halloween GF DF EF SF NF

Source : Cream The Butter And Sugar Together Until Lightadd The Syrup And Mix Inhttps //cookpad Com/us/recipes/334096-vickys-homemade-golden-syrup-like-tate-lyle...

PreTime
more Minutes
CookTime
a few Minutes
Yield
Some Servings

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at : December 16, 2021

Step:

  1. Cream the butter and sugar together until light

    Vickys Gingerbread Men -Christmas & Halloween GF DF EF SF NF recipe step 1 photo
  2. Add the syrup and mix in

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    Vickys Gingerbread Men -Christmas & Halloween GF DF EF SF NF recipe step 2 photo
  3. Mix the flour, baking powder and spices together and add to the mixture. Form a dough adding a touch more syrup if required to bring it together

    Vickys Gingerbread Men -Christmas & Halloween GF DF EF SF NF recipe step 3 photo
  4. Wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate for half an hour

  5. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper/baking parchment

  6. Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 5/ 190C. Flour your surface then roll out your dough so it's 1cm thick and cut out your men with a gingerbread men shaped cutter or whatever shape you want to use

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  7. You can get neat stamps you press on instead of decorating with icing like those pictured here

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  8. I have also used an upsides down snowman cutter for a skull

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  9. Place on baking tray and bake for 10 - 12 minutes - they should be firm but not browned

  10. Rest on tray a further 10 minutes then remove and set on a wire rack to continue cooling

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  11. Decorate with piped icing. Let your imagination guide you. You could stick sweets to the icing for eyes or buttons

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  12. For Halloween make some headless, armless or legless by cutting off a leg or whatever and decorate with red icing near the 'injury', scary faces and pipe a skeleton out of icing onto the bodies. My son loves this! We call them 'Injure-bread Men' lol

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  13. To make Xmas Stained Glass Cookies, follow the recipe but cut circles out of your main cookie shapes

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  14. Bash some boiled sweets or lollipops with a rolling pin to break them into smaller pieces and spoon into the holes in your cookies

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  15. Poke a hole near the top of each cookie so when its baked you can thread a ribbon through and hang on your xmas tree or in front of your window

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Ingredients

  1. 100 grams sunflower spread / gold foil Stork margarine / butter
  2. 100 grams soft brown sugar
  3. 70 grams golden syrup, my homemade recipe is posted separately
  4. 240 grams plain / gluten-free flour
  5. 1/4 xanthan gum if using GF flour
  6. 1 tsp baking powder
  7. 1 tsp ground ginger
  8. 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  9. 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  10. icing to decorate, choc chips, raisins etc for decorations

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