I Love making gingerbread men with the kids, usually if i have enough time, I ice them differently and use all different colors. Just before making this batch, I realised I only had green food coloring. Oh well.
- 1 2/3 cups plain flour
- 1/2 tsp bi carb soda
- 1 tsp ground ginger
- 45g butter
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp golden syrup (I always add more)
- 1 beaten egg
- 1 egg white for royal icing
- 1 1/2 cups icing sugar for royal icing
Mix together to form a dough. Knead with extra flour until smooth.
Roll dough on a floured surface until 1/2 centimetre thick.
Cut out your gingerbread shapes.
Place the shapes on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake in a moderate oven 10 mins.
Make Royal Icing:
Mix together your egg white and icing sugar and tint with food coloring.
When biscuits are cool, pipe (place icing in a snaplock bag and snip a tiny hole in the corner) on clothes, faces etc and decorate with mini m&m's or chocolate chips if desired.