These can be cut into different shaped biscuits and used as Christmas tree decorations. To do this, cut a hole in the baked biscuits while they are still hot. Leave to cool on a wire rack. When cool, thread through green and red ribbons and tie on to the Christmas tree.
- 340 g Plain Flour
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Nutmeg freshly grated
- 1 tsp Cloves ground
- 2 tsp Cinnamon ground
- 2 tsp Ginger ground
- 225 g Butter
- 225 g Caster Sugar
- 170 g Brown Sugar
- 2 eggs
- Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/gas mark 4.
- Sift the flour, baking powder, salt and spices into a large bowl.
- Melt the butter in a saucepan, add the sugars, mix well and allow to cool.
- Beat the eggs and add to the mixture.
- Make a well in the dry ingredients and gradually add the butter and sugar mixture.
- Place in the refrigerator until completely cold.
- Cut into 4 equal pieces and roll each one out separately to the thickness of a fifty cent coin.
- Stamp into different shapes, such as stars, balls, angels, Christmas trees.
- Place on a greased baking sheet and bake in batches in the preheated oven for about 10 minutes.
This mixture should be made by hand. It is very easy to overwork.
Ginger Bread Men
Amount Per Serving
Energy 130kJ Energy from Fat 75kJ
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.4g
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Potassium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.1g 0%
Protein 0.3g 1%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 0.05%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.