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Traditional kids’ favourite gingerbread men get an egg-free twist.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Makes 18-20 small biscuits

Ingredients

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For the icing:

  • 50g icing sugar
  • A splash of water

Method

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan.

Step 2
In a small saucepan, melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup together gently.

Step 3
Sift the flour and spices into a bowl with a small pinch of salt and then stir in the melted butter mixture and mix well until you have a stiff dough.

Step 4
Allow the dough to cool and then roll out on a floured surface until it is about 5mm in height. Using a gingerbread man cutter, cut out as many gingerbread men as you can and transfer them to a lined baking tray.

Step 5
Bake in the oven for 8-10 minutes until firm and golden. Allow to cool while you make the icing.

Step 6
Combine the icing sugar with a very small amount of water, gradually mixing until you have a stiff icing that runs but holds its shape when drizzled. Fill a piping bag with a small nozzle and then the icing and pipe decorations onto your biscuits. Allow them to set and serve.

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