I have wanted to make gingerbread for so many years, funnily enough around this time of year, and I am really happy that I now have a recipe for this great foodie item. I actually tried to base this recipe around making a gingerbread house, however once the building parts were made it crumbled, so I decided to make the recipe again, just for gingerbread men, and it tasted amazing. I hope you enjoy these little guys as much as I do. Let’s-a-go!
| Ingredients: |
57g Dairy Free Butter, softened
57g Dark Brown Sugar
43g Golden Syrup
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 Egg, beaten
1 tbsp Ground Ginger
2 tbsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Mixed Spice
1/2 tsp Salt
232g Gluten Free Self Raising Flour
Icing Sugar, for rolling
| Equipment: |
Baking Tray/Cookie Sheets
Large Mixing Bowl
Wooden Spoon/Electric Hand Mixer
Gingerbread Men Cutter
Measure out your ingredients, preheat your oven to 180C/160CFan/Gas Mark 4, line your cookie sheets with baking paper and halve your egg. I did this by measuring how much one egg beaten weighed and tried to halve it. Don’t worry if a little more than half goes in as thatis what happened to me, but try to get as close to half as you can.
Grab a large mixing bowl and mix together your butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add in your golden syrup and vanilla extract and beat together.
Add your eggs and mix together until smooth.
Add in your ground ginger, ground cinnamon, mixed spice and salt and mix together until fully combined.
Mixing all the time, add your flour, a little bit at a time, until it is fully combined and forming a stiff dough.
Roll out your dough until it is 1/4 inch thick.
Sprinkle some icing sugar onto a work surface and halve your dough.
Cut out your shapes and place straight on to your prepared cookie sheets. When you run out of dough to cut out your shapes, bring your remaining dough together and make into a ball, roll it out and begin cutting again, do this until you don’t have enough dough to make any more cookies.
Repeat this process with the other half of your dough.
Place your cookie sheets in the oven and bake for seven – nine minutes depending on the thickness of your cookies. I test how well they are done by lightly pressing on the surface of the cookie and if there is little give, they have finished baking.
Leave to cool for ten minutes on the cookie sheets, then transfer onto a cooling rack.
Serve and enjoy!
I hope you love this recipe as much as I do! Let me know what you thought of this post inthe comments below, also tag me on Instagram, @vickiiesadventure, link here, so you can show me your lovely creations! Please share this post with your friends and family if you think that they will enjoy it! Also, be sure to see my shop, link here, where you can get most if not all you need to make this creation!
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See you next time…