Prep Time 20 minutes
Cooking Time 15 minutes
2 cups flour
½ tsp baking soda
1 Tbsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground mixed spice
1 cup soft brown sugar
½ cup icing sugar
- Preheat oven to 180°C. (fan assisted)
- Put flour, baking soda, ground ginger, ground mixed spice and brown sugar into a food processor. Add butter and process until the mixture resembles crumbs. Add egg and pulse to mix until the mixture comes together. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead lightly into a smooth ball. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.
- Roll out gingerbread on a lightly floured surface or between 2 sheets of baking paper to a thickness of 5mm. Using cookie cutters, cut shapes and place on baking paper lined trays.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes until golden and cooked. Leave on the trays for 5 minutes before transferring to a baking rack to cool. When cold ice and decorate as wished.
Scary Halloween Gingerbread Men:
Pipe icing across the gingerbread men and place 2 currants for eyes
Mix icing sugar with 1 1/2tsp of hot water to make it a piping consistency.