Sunday, October 9, 2011

Recipe - Gingerbread Men

  • 1 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 125g butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • pinch of mixed spice
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • mixed fruit and choc chips for decoration
  1. Cream the sugar and the butter, then add the egg and beat well
  2. Add sifted flour, baking soda, ginger, mixed spice and nutmeg (kids seem to love sifting, let them have a go, but be prepared for mess!)
  3. Use a floured roller to roll the dough out onto a floured board
  4. Use a cookie cutter to cut out the gingerbread men and place them on a baking tray lined with baking paper
  5. Decorate them! Chocolate buttons, currant mounth, and maybe a cherry nose? Let your littlies go to town and see what combinations they come up with
  6. Cook the gingerbread men in a moderate over for 15-20 minutes
  7. Allow to cool, and enjoy!

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