Making your own gingerbread people is a delightful way to bring festive cheer! All it takes is some flour, butter, sugar, and an hour or two of baking (with the best smell ever).
Once they come out of the oven freshly baked, let them cool before carefully decorating them with colourful frostings and sparkly sprinkles. this is the best part!
Then you're all done! Invite friends, family and loved ones over to help decorate them, or wrap up in pretty boxes to offer as delicious holiday gifts. Don't forget to take plenty of pictures before they disappear!
Melted butter, to grease
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup golden or maple syrup
2 1/2 cups all purpose, plain flour
1 egg, separated
1 Tbsp ground ginger
1 Tsp baking powder
Optional decorations (ready made icing, smarties, lollies etc)
Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
Grease 2 baking trays with melted butter.
Combine the butter, sugar in a bowl using an electric mixer until light and creamy.
Add the golden or maple syrup and only the yolk from the egg, beat further until all combined.
Stir through the flour, baking powder, ground ginger and Cookies & Crumble Baking Blend.
Lightly flour the kitchen bench and knead the dough until it is smooth/not lumpy and stays together well. Cover and refrigerate for half an hour.
Using a rolling pin, roll the dough out to about half a centimetre thick.
Using a ginger bread cookie cutter, cut out shapes and place on trays 1-2 centimetres apart.
Bake for approx 10 minutes or until golden.
Decorate as your heart desires or keep them nice and simple.