Half-Sugar Festive Gingerbread Shapes

This recipe uses half the sugar of other gingerbread recipes and is great for baking with children. Use gingerbread-men cutters, love hearts or stars to make a fun and delicious lunchbox or after school treat. Makes approximately 24 shapes Preparation time is approximately 10 minutes (+ 15 mins chilling time) Cooking time is approximately 15 minutes Ingredients 350g plain flour 1teaspoons of bicarbonate of soda 2 teaspoons of ground ginger 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon 125g butter, cubed 100g light soft brown sugar 1 large egg, lightly beaten 3 tablespoons of golden syrup How to make your festive gingerbread shapes Mix together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Add the cubes of butter and mix /rub together with your hands until the mixture looks like breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar. Add the egg and syrup and mix with wooden spoon (or your hands) until a dough-like consistency. Tip the dough out onto a floured, flat surface and kneed briefly until smooth. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 15 mins. Preheat the oven to 160C. Line 2 baking trays with grease proof paper. Roll the dough out to 1/2 cm thickness (1/2 inch). Using the cutters, cut out chosen shape and place on baking trays, leaving a 1 cm gap between each shape. Bake for 12-15 mins until lightly golden brown. Cool and enjoy. HINTS & TIPS Please click HERE to see Cooking Good’s statement on allergens and substitutions within recipes. Don’t forget to look at our useful articles on a variety of family topics including batch cooking, leftovers, hydration, fussy eaters and more! Here is the LINK.

Half-Sugar Festive Gingerbread Shapes

This recipe uses half the sugar of other gingerbread recipes and is great for baking with children