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Vickys Gingerbread Men With Christmas & Halloween Decorating Ideas Recipe

Vickys Gingerbread Men with Christmas & Halloween Decorating Ideas Recipe
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Cooking Time : 1 minutes
Serving : 8
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Prepare the ingredients before making Vickys Gingerbread Men with Christmas & Halloween Decorating Ideas in your home. Then, follow these steps below to serve Vickys Gingerbread Men with Christmas & Halloween Decorating Ideas for your family or friends.

Ingredients: Vickys Gingerbread Men with Christmas & Halloween Decorating Ideas

  • 100 grams sunflower spread / gold foil Stork margarine / butter
  • 100 grams soft brown sugar
  • 70 grams golden syrup, my recipe below
  • 250 grams plain / gluten-free flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • icing to decorate, choc chips, raisins etc for decorations

How to Make Vickys Gingerbread Men with Christmas & Halloween Decorating Ideas

If you have prepared the ingredients needed, now time to start cooking. There are 12 steps you must follow to make Vickys Gingerbread Men with Christmas & Halloween Decorating Ideas in your home by yourself.

    Step 1
  • Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper/baking parchment
  • Step 2
  • Cream the butter and sugar together until light
  • Step 3
  • Add the syrup and mix in
  • Step 4
  • Mix the flour, baking powder and spices together and add to the mixture. Form a dough adding more syrup if required to bring it together
  • Step 5
  • Wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate for half an hour
  • Step 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. You get neat stamps you can press on instead of decorating with icing like those pictured above
  • Step 7
  • Place on baking tray and bake for 10 minutes - they should be firm but not browned
  • Step 8
  • Rest on tray a further 10 minutes then remove and set on a wire rack to continue cooling
  • Step 9
  • Decorate with piped icing. Let your imagination guide you. You could stick sweets to the icing for eyes or buttons! Hint: 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!
  • Step 10
  • To make Xmas Stained Glass Cookies, follow the recipe but cut circles out of your main cookie shapes
  • Step 11
  • Bash some boiled sweets or lollipops with a rolling pin to breal them into smaller pieces and spoon into the holes in your cookies
  • Step 12
  • 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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