Friday, December 18, 2009

A Handmade Gift for the Holidays

Gingerbread Men Cookie Mix

½ cup brown sugar
2 ½ cups plain flour, sifted
2 teaspoons ground ginger, sifted
1-teaspoon baking soda

Place all dries in a bowl, and mix to combine. Spoon mixture into an airtight jar.  Attach gingerbread men recipe. (See below).

Gingerbread Men
1 gingerbread mix
¾ cups chopped butter
2/3 golden syrup

½ cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons hot water

Pre heat oven to 350. Put gingerbread mix, butter and syrup into bowl of food processor and process until smooth dough forms.  Divide dough into 2 pieces and wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.  Roll out sheets of dough to ¼ inch thick between wax paper. Use gingerbread man cookie cutter to cut out shapes in the dough. Place on baking trays sprayed with non-stick spray and bake for 8-10 minutes or until golden brown. Let the cookies cool on the trays. To make the icing, combine water and sugar and stir until smooth. Place in a piping bag and use to pipe eyes and buttons.

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