Hill Biscuits Gingerbread Men Mini Packs - 80x30g

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Hill Biscuits Gingerbread Men Mini Packs - 80x30g

Hill Biscuits Gingerbread Men Mini Packs - 80x30g

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When you’re ready to bake, preheat your oven to 375° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Pull your dough out of the fridge and let it sit for 5-15 minutes or just however long it will take before you can divide the dough in half Although these gingerbread men scream Christmas to me you can, of course, making them at any time of year.

Equipment– For this recipe you’ll need some mixing bowls, a baking tray, a silicone mat or parchment paper, a hand or stand electric mixer, a rolling pin and cookie cutters. Now, I used gingerbread man shaped cookie cutters but really you can cut out and decorate whatever cookie shape you’d prefer.

When mixing your dough, it may seem like it is going to be a bit dry, once you’ve added the flour. Don’t worry! Once you get your hands in to help mix, the warmth from your hands will help the butter/margarine soften more and help bring everything together.

Put them on baking trays lined with baking paper and bake in the oven for just 7 minutes to get soft chewy gingerbread biscuits. If you want a harder gingerbread then you can bake them for 9-10 minutes. How long do ginger bread biscuits keep? As these gingerbread biscuits are loaded with flavour from the ginger & cinnamon – not to mention the sweetness of the sugar and golden syrup – the choice of butter or margarine purely comes down to personal preference, as neither will really enhance or effect the overall taste. I like margarine as a way to omit the dairy (making these vegan gingerbread men) and because it is less expensive. Butter - I usually use unsalted but salted is also fine. It needs to be at room temperature so it is easier to mix in to the flour. I first made these soft chewy gingerbread biscuits with Little Miss Spice when she was just 19 months old. Even at that age she loved using her cookie cutters and playing with the cookie dough. I think she thought it was playdoh! Frosting Extract– In the frosting you can add whatever flavor extract you desire. Lemon or almond extract are really great options, but vanilla, or even peppermint would work. You can also omit this ingredient completely.These biscuits are very easy to make. Just put all the flour, bicarbonate of soda and spices in a large bowl. Rub the butter in with your finger tips till you get a breadcrumb consistency. Then mix in the sugar.

Beat in the dry ingredients in 4 equal batches. Adding them gradually helps them incorporate more easily; and You can enjoy the ginger bread biscuits as they are but they’re not really proper gingerbread men without adding some icing decorations. Begin by whisking together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, ginger, and cinnamon together in a small bowl. Make sure it’s well combined and set it to the side.And finally, there’s a job that everyone will enjoy – decorating the gingerbread men! Whether your’re using icing writers or homemade icing, or just adding smartie buttons, this is a fun job to do together at Christmas time. Mix everything together until you have a smooth dough. We started with wooden spoons, then once it was less messy, brought it together with our hands. You’ll need to squeeze it together and keep working it so it stops crumbling apart, and makes a nice ball of gingerbread dough. However, if you want to make them more traditional then omit the cinnamon and use more ginger instead. You can also vary the recipe by using mixed spice or by adding some nutmeg or ground cloves. This gingerbread men recipe is a no-chill dough. As soon as you’ve rolled and cut your dough, you can go ahead and bake it. If however you are working in a warm kitchen, or making them in the heat of summer, you can chill your dough before baking, if you feel it needs it.

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