250g butter (can use unsalted)
2/3 cup (125g) brown sugar
1/2 cup (175mL) golden syrup
2 eggs, lightly beaten
4 cups (500g) plain flour
1/2 cup (60g) self raising flour
2T ground ginger
2t bicarbonate of soda
Preheat oven to 180C. Line baking trays with baking paper.
Beat butter, sugar and syrup until light and creamy.
Add eggs gradually, beating thoroughly after each addition.
Sift dry ingredients into the bowl and stir to combine.
Bring the dough together with your hands, and turn out onto a well floured worksurface. Knead until smooth.*
Roll out to 5mm thickness on well floured surface, and cut shapes.**
Bake for 12 minutes, then cool.
Protein 1g, Fat 7g, carbohydrate 19.5g, dietary fibre 0g, cholesterol 33mg, 595kJ (142cal) for 1 gingerbread man (makes 30)
* recipe says refrigerate for 30 minutes.
** recipe says refrigerate for 20 minutes. I didn't bother with either refrigeration, and they turned out ok wink.gif
From The Tastes of Christmas, Family Circle step-by-step cookbook.