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GingerBread Men

Gingerbread men Ingredients:

gingerbread men

3 cups (390 grams) all purpose flour

Pinch of salt

3/4 teaspoon baking soda

2 teaspoons ground ginger

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

1/2 cup (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature

1/2 cup (113g)of unsalted butter

1/2 cup (100 grams)white sugar

1 Large Egg

2/3 cup (160 ml) of golden syrup or unsulphured molasses


Use a large bowl to sift or whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, and spices.

Use an electric mixer to mix the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Then add the egg andgolden syrup or molasses and mix until well combined. Gradually add the flour mixture until well mixed.

Divide the dough in half then wrap both halves in plastic wrap (cling film) and refrigerate for at least two hours or better overnight.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C) then place your rack in center of oven. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and put to one side while you roll out the dough.

Roll out your dough to about 1/4 inch thick. Use a gingerbread cutter to cut out the cookies. With spatula lift the cut out cookies onto the baking sheet. Place your cookies about 1 inch apart.

Bake for about 8 - 12 minutes depending on the size of the cookies. Small ones will take about 8 minutes, larger cookies will take about 12 minutes. They are bakes when they are golden brown and a touch darker on the edges.

Take the cookies out of the oven and leave to cool on the baking sheet for around a minute. When they are firm enough to move, transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

You can press raisins or currants into the dough for eyes and buttons while the cookies are still warm. Also I used frosting (icing sugar) make the mouth. You can also use the icing as a glue to attach candies, raisins, and sprinkles.

This recipe makes around 3 dozen cookies depending on the size of cookie cutter used.


Why not print off a few of the toddler recipes you have found on this website that interest you and have go at making some of them.

Getting organized!

They are all simple to do and don't take a lot of time to cook. Like all things in life it's the getting the ingredients together before you can start that can take the time. So plan to make some of these next week and put what you need onto your shopping list.

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