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Gingerbread People November 16, 2008

Filed under: biscuits,For Kids — obsidian @ 1:36 pm

125g softened butter
1/2 cup, packed, brown sugar
1/2 cup golden syrup
1 egg, separated
2 1/2 cups plain flour
1 tbs ginger or cinnamon
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp bicarb soda

Beat butter and sugar until creamed. Add golden syrup and egg yolk, beat until combined. Stir in the sifted flour, spices and bicarb. Mix well then turn out onto a floured board and knead until smooth. Roll out, cover with baking paper and refrigerate for 30 mins. Then roll out to ½ cm thick. Cut out with cookie cutters, lay on a tray 3cm apart and bake at 180°C for 10 mins or until browned.

For icing – beat the egg white until peaks form. Gradually add 1 cup icing sugar and beat well. Divide into bowls and add food colouring. Ice the biscuits when cool.


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