Gingerbread men

Gingerbread men

Total: 1 hr 39 min. | Active: 1 hr
Nutritional value / piece: 83 kcal
, Fat: 4 g
, Carbohydrate: 11 g
, Protein: 1 g


40 pieces


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150 g butter, soft
150 g cane sugar
1 egg
¼ tsp salt

To finish the dough

300 g white flour
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp ground cloves
2 cm ginger, finely grated
1 organic orange, use grated zest only

To decorate

1 fresh egg white
100 g icing sugar
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Makes approx. 40 gingerbread men

How it's done

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Place the butter, cane sugar, egg and salt in a bowl, mix using the whisk on a hand mixer until the mixture becomes lighter in colour.

To finish the dough

Mix the flour with all the other ingredients up to and including the orange zest, mix into the butter and sugar mixture, chill for approx. 30 mins.

To shape

Roll out the dough in batches between two sheets of baking paper to approx. 2 mm thick. Cut out the gingerbread men.

Place the biscuits on two baking trays lined with baking paper.

To bake

Approx. 9 mins. in the centre of an oven preheated to 200°C.

To decorate

Mix the egg white with as much icing sugar as it takes to produce a thick icing. Transfer the icing to a piping bag with a smooth nozzle (approx. 2 mm in diameter), pipe the eyes and mouth onto the gingerbread men, leave to dry.

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