Gingerbread recipe is very enjoyable recipe, you can also include your kids in making and icing it. Kids will love to decorate their favorite gingerbread men. Makes this delicious gingerbread men cookies for your holiday celebrations.
Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 20 Minutes
Servings: makes 15-16 cookies
gingerbread men recipe

Ingredients

For Gingerbread

– 1 tablespoon ground ginger
– ? tablespoon ground cinnamon
– ? tablespoon ground cloves
– ? teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
– 3 cups plain flour
– 1 egg
– ? teaspoon sea salt
– 1/3 cup treacle
– 3 cups butter, unsalted, cubed
– 1 ? cup dark brown sugar

For Icing

– 2 ? cup icing sugar
– 3 tablespoon milk
– 1 large egg white

How To Cook?

For Gingerbread

1. Take a small frying pan and put it on MEDIUM heat, then stir the ginger, clove and cinnamon for 2-3 minutes.
2. Now, transfer the roasted spices to bowl and mix in the flour, salt and soda to mixture. Keep aside.
3. In the mixture, beat the butter, treacle and brown sugar till it becomes light and fluffy. Then add egg and mix it well. Then add dry Ingredients and mix it well.
4. Now, divide the dough into 2 part. Roll each disc between 2 sheets of baking paper. Make it a 3mm thick. Now, put it into refrigerator for 1 hour.
5. Now, with the help of 12 cm gingerbread man cutter cut the dough sheets into shapes. Then cover and refrigerator it for 1 hour or till they becomes cold and firm.
6. Take another baking trays with baking paper. With the help of small spatula, transfer the gingerbread to the baking trays.
7. Now preheat the oven to 160?C and bake the gingerbread for 15-20 minutes until it becomes golden brown in color. Once its ready remove the baking tray from the oven and keep aside for 10 minutes to cool.
8. Then transfer the gingerbread men to a rack and let it cool completely.

For Icing

1. In a blender, add icing sugar, egg white and milk and beat it for 5-6 minutes till it becomes smooth.
2. Transfer the icing to a disposable piping bag and cut off the very tip of the bag.
3. On another side, fir the piping bad with a little simply pipes tip.
4. Now, decorate the gingerbread men with the icing.
5. Now, gingerbread men is ready to serve. Serve it immediately.