Halloween Gingerbread Men


Halloween Gingerbread Men

This is a great Halloween project for the kids to do this half term. I made up my usual gingerbread dough recipe then spread the cooled, cooked gingerbread men with buttercream (you can make it yourself or buy it ready made in a tub) - this helps the icing stick. The kids then rolled out some ready to roll icing (Renshaws) and used a knife and gingerbread cutters to cut out the shapes they wanted. We made ghosts, zombies, witches and mummies....and they tasted yummy! Be as creative as you dare!

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HALLOWEEN GINGERBREAD MEN


Halloween Gingerbread Men
Halloween
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Halloween Gingerbread Men

Halloween themed Gingerbread Men
prep time: 20 minscook time: 12 minstotal time: 32 mins

ingredients:

  • 350g Plain Flour
  • 1 TSP Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 2 TSP Ground Ginger
  • 1 TSP Ground Cinnamon
  • 125g Butter
  • 175g Light Soft Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 4 TBSP Golden Syrup
  • Ready to Roll coloured icing
  • Ready made buttercream in a tub (or make up your own)

instructions

  • Step 1: Preheat oven to 180°c and line two baking trays with baking paper.
  • Step 2: Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon and put into the bowl of a food processor.
  • Step 3: Add the butter and pulse until you get a breadcrumb consistency.
  • Step 4: Add the sugar, egg and syrup and pulse until the mixture comes together.
  • Step 5: Tip the dough onto a lightly floured surface, give it a quick knead then wrap in clingfilm and chill for 15 minutes.
  • Step 6: Roll the dough out to 0.5cm thickness and cut with gingerbread men cutters.
  • Step 7: Bake in the oven for 12 minutes, cool on wire rack.
  • Step 8: To decorate spread each gingerbread man with buttercream and decorate with the ready to roll icing.


Beth Sachs (Jam & Clotted Cream)
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2 comments:

  1. These are gorgeous!! I made these gems last halloween https://twitter.com/aread1106/status/659672460095266816 ... such fun decorating them!
    I love your mummy design
    Abel x

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  2. These are too damn cute! I love the zombie!!

    Katie xoxo
    Katiecakes

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