These easy gingerbread men are great for Christmas, but that isn't to say you can't bake these delicious biscuits all year round!
350g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tsp ground ginger
175g light muscovado sugar
4 tbsp golden syrup
1 large egg
Icing writers or 1/2 cups icing sugar
Smarties, jelly tots, chocolate drops
Pre-heat the oven to 190C and line 3 baking sheets with greaseproof paper.
Chop the butter into small blocks and add the butter and flour to a large mixing bowl. Using your fingertips, rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs.
Stir the sugar into the flour mixture with the bicarbonate of soda and ginger. Add the golden syrup.
Crack the egg into a separate bowl then add it to the flour. Mix everything together until you have a smooth dough.
The recipe makes quite a lot so, if you need to, divide the dough in half then roll out one half on to a lightly floured work surface until its about 5mm thick. Cut out your ginger bread men using a cutter or use any other shapes you have to hand. Place them on your baking tray.
Gather up any scraps and roll out again. Repeat with the remaining dough.
Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes until they become a slightly darker shade. If your shapes are smaller, check them after 7-8 minutes. Cool slightly then lift on to a wire rack to cool.
You can enjoy the ginger bread biscuits as they are or add some icing decorations.