This was the third thing I made with my niece, gingerbread bisucits! We didn't have cutters in the shape of a man, so we just used what we had. As we has small shapes, it cooked much quicker than I expected, so i burnt quite a few! They were lovely and gingery though!
Gingerbread Biscuits (from The Children's Step by Step Cook Book by Angela Wilkes)
(Makes about 30 biscuits)
175g soft brown sugar
4 tbsp golden syrup
340g plain flour
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tbsp bicarbonate of soda
1 egg, beaten
Preheat the oven to 190C. Line baking trays with baking parchment.
Put the butter, sugar and syrup in a saucepan and stir them together over a low heat until they have melted.
Sift the flour, ground ginger and bicarbonate of soda into a mixing bowl. Add the syrup mixture and the beaten egg.
Mix everything together then knead into a ball. Chill the dough in a plastic bag in the fridge for 30 mins.
Sprinkle some flour on the table and rolling pin. Then roll out the dough until it is about 1/2 cm thick.
Use biscuit cutters to cut out shapes. Press the cutters down, then lift them off.
Lift the biscuits onto the lined baking tray. Then gather up the leftover dough, roll it out again and cut out more shapes.
Bake the biscuits for about 10-15 mins until they are golden brown. then lift them on to a wire rack to cool.