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    Martha's Gingerbread Men

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    32 mins

    20 mins

    12 mins

    Cosmiccook's Note:

    This recipe makes a large batch that can be made about a week ahead of time for Christmas or just cut into rounds for eating with coffee at any time of the year. Hide them though, because I often end up having to make more at the last minute! You can play an after Christmas lunch game where a grown up gets to hide and call "Run Run as Fast as you can, You can't catch me I'm the Gingerbread man". Naturally he gets caught and has to give a gingerbread man to all who catch him. Good exercise! You could use all plain flour for a harder cookie or add 1 tsp baking powder if you don't have self raising flour. I have just finished making a batch and got 20 large men and 24 small biscuits.

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    1. 1
      Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy.
    2. 2
      Add egg yolks.
    3. 3
      Add Golden Syrup or honey.
    4. 4
      Add vanilla extract.
    5. 5
      Beat thoroughly.
    6. 6
      In another bowl combine all dry ingredients and mix.
    7. 7
      Add to creamed mixture about a cup at a time.
    8. 8
      Knead lightly with floured hands towards the end.
    9. 9
      The dough will be quite soft but should hold its shape.
    10. 10
      Cut into 4 pieces and refrigerate for half an hour.
    11. 11
      Take out a quarter of the mixture and lightly knead on a floured surface then roll out about 1/4 inch thick.
    12. 12
      Cut into'men' with cookie cutters or into circles if preferred.
    13. 13
      I use an egg lifter to help get them onto the baking trays.
    14. 14
      Lightly beat the egg whites and brush over the shapes then sprinkle with a little granulated sugar.
    15. 15
      Bake at 180 degrees C for 12 to 15 minutes depending on the size you make.
    16. 16
      They should be golden brown.
    17. 17
      Cool, then store in airtight container with a lining of kitchen paper to keep them crisp.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 07, 2006


      Prepared exactly how described, I found that the cinnamon really overpowers the ginger taste (which I probably should have realised given it has equal parts cinnamon to ginger). Most people I gave them to seemed to loved them though, so I may be alone in thinking this. Next time I will add more ginger and less cinnamon.

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    • on September 23, 2007


      "MM MM a gingerman good" says my two year old after making these, we halved the recipe and forgot to brush with the egg white! On the advice of the last poster i added less cinnamon and more ginger and everyone loved them. Thanks Martha

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    Nutritional Facts for Martha's Gingerbread Men

    Serving Size: 1 (38 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 40

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 151.3
    Calories from Fat 49
    Total Fat 5.5 g
    Saturated Fat 3.3 g
    Cholesterol 24.0 mg
    Sodium 10.0 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 24.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    Sugars 7.5 g
    Protein 2.0 g

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