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By The Green Parent

26th November 2021

An all-time baking favourite, this quick and easy dough is fun to roll out and get creative with. You don’t need to stick to just gingerbread men – why not try a whole selection of gingerbread animals, stars and more!

By The Green Parent

26th November 2021

By The Green Parent

26th November 2021

You can usually find good shape cutters in baking shops or online.

Serves: 6

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time: 20-25 minutes

Ingredients
You will also need:

  • 140g slightly salted butter, softened
  • 75g golden granulated Sugar
  • 130g wholemeal plain flour
  • 20g cornflour
  • 4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Optional: cake decorations
  • Gingerbread cutters
  • Rolling pin
  • Baking tray
  1. Heat the oven to 180°C (350°F Gas 4)
  2. Grease the baking tray with some butter
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together until mixture is light and fluffy
  4. Sift the flour and ginger into the mixture and fold in gently
  5. Stir in the beaten egg and vanilla essence and stir to form a firm dough.
  6. Knead lightly then wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours
  7. Roll out the mixture on a floured table then use a cutter to make shapes. Place these on the baking 8. Bp>
  8. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown, leave to firm then transfer to a wire rack to cool
  9. Decorate as you desire! Chocolate buttons, icing, raisins etc.
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