How cute are these gingerbread children? They are easy to bake, and you can also get the kids to help you decorate – it’s fun for them!
Yield
40 Cookies
Prep Time
30mins
Cook Time
15mins
Difficulty Level
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How cute are these gingerbread children? They are easy to bake, and you can also get the kids to help you decorate – it’s fun for them!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups plain flour
  • 1½ cups caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 200 g butter, melted
  • 1 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 egg, beaten lightly
  • Pink and silver cachous, to decorate

ROYAL ICING

  • 1 egg white
  • 2 cups pure icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 tsps lemon juice
01.

Sift dry ingredients in a large bowl. Combine butter, syrup and egg in a small bowl, and stir into the dry mixture. Knead dough until smooth.

02.

Divide dough into 2. Roll 1 piece between sheets of baking paper until 3 mm thick. Slide dough on baking paper onto a tray. Chill 30 mins until firm. Repeat twice with remaining dough.

03.

Preheat oven to moderate, 180 C. Line 3 oven trays.

04.

Peel baking paper from top of dough, place back on dough. Turn over and remove top paper. Cut out dough with a 7-cm gingerbread cutter, lift with a palette knife and place about 3 cm papers on trays. Knead scraps together and re-roll. Repeat.

05.

Bake, in batches, 10 to 12 mins, until golden brown. Cool on trays.

06.

ROYAL ICING In a small bowl, with electric mixer, beat egg white until foamy. Beat in icing sugar, 1 tbsp at a time. Beat in juice.

07.

Decorate gingerbread with royal icing and cachous as shown.

Photo: BauerSyndication.com.au

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