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  • 350g plain flour
  • 1-2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g butter or margarine
  • 175g soft light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons golden syrup

Makes about 20 biscuits.



  1. Put the flour, ginger and soda into a bowl and rub in the butter.
  2. Add sugar and stir in the syrup and egg to make a firm dough.
  3. Roll out to about 5mm thick and cut out your gingerbread men. If you don't have a gingerbread man cutter then use whatever you have - stars and hearts are just as tasty.
  4. Bake at 190 C /Gas 5 on greased baking trays (spaced out, as they will spread) for 10 to 15 mins until golden brown. Leave to firm up for a couple of minutes before placing on a wire rack to cook.
  5. Once cooled, decorate with icing.