Gingerbread Men …
Ingredients …
  • ¾ cup butter
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup maple syrup
  • 1 ½ tbspns white vinegar
  • 4 cups plain flour, sifted
  • 1 tspn bicarb soda
  • 1 ½ tspn ground ginger
  • ¾ tspn ground cinnamon
  • ½ tspn ground cloves
  • ½ tspn salt
Method …
  1. Preheat oven to 180C (fan-forced oven) and lightly grease two baking trays (or line with baking paper).
  2. Cream butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Stir in egg, maple syrup and vinegar and beat well.
  4. Add flour, bicarb soda, ginger, cinnamon, cloves and salt and stir until all ingredients are combined thoroughly.
  5. Remove dough from bowl, halve the dough and roll into two balls. Place one ball of dough on a piece of baking paper, cover with another piece of baking paper and roll the dough out to approximately 3 mm thick using a rolling pin.
  6. Remove top piece of baking paper and cut out the desired shapes using a cookie cutter. Use a spatula/egg flip to move the shapes to the lightly-greased baking trays. Place shapes approximately 2 cm apart to allow for spreading. Repeat with the second ball of dough.
  7. Re-roll any left over dough and repeat until all dough has been used.
  8. Bake gingerbread men for approximately 8 ½ minutes. Remove from oven, allow to cool for 2 – 3 minutes on baking tray and then transfer biscuits to a cooling rack.
  9. Once cool, decorate as desired.
  10. This recipe will make approximately 40 biscuits depending on how thick the dough is and the size and shape of the biscuits.
Recipe by Mrs Organised at