Simple Halloween Gingerbread Men

Hi everyone. Today I’m back with another Halloween baking blog. This one is slightly easier to create in my opinion and tastes delicious. I mean… who doesn’t love a bit of gingerbread in their life around this time of year, cos I know I do! So why not create something that tastes great and matches the season.  Now before I get to the baking stage I just want to disclaim that I’m not a professional baker and I know some of these didn’t turn out great but that’s what makes it more fun in my opinion. It’s all about the taking part. It’s a bonus to be fair that some of these didn’t go to plan because they’re Halloween themed and it just makes them look a bit more freaky.

LETS BAKE! 

Gingerbread Biscuits 

  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 70g caster sugar
  • 70g soft dark sugar
  • 100g golden syrup
  • 360g pain flour
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2tsp ground ginger
  • 2tsp ground cinnamon

Step one 

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees (160 for a fan oven), then line a few Baking sheets with grease proof paper.

Step two 

Melt the butter, sugars and golden syrup in a pan, and stir until they are all combined.

Step three

Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon into a large mixing bowl, then pour the melted butter mix into the flower mix and bring together.

Step four

Knead the mixture until it forms a good dough (if it seems too dry you can add a little bit of water but make sure its only a little bit as too much will make the mixture too wet).

Step five 

Roll the dough into a ball, flatten to about 2cm thick and the place it into the fridge to cool for thirty minutes.

Step six

Once cooled, remove the dough from the fridge and roll out onto a flower based surface until its about 1cm thick.

Step seven

Cut out your ginger bread men and place onto the baking trays that you prepped before hand (mini men take about 7 minutes and larger men take about 11 minutes).

Step eight

Once baked, place them onto a wire cooling rack and let cool fully before decorating.

For the icing you will need 

  • 250g Icing sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp boiling water

Step one

Sift the icing sugar into a large bowl, mix in the boiling water, the beat until smooth.

Step two

Our the icing into a piping bag fitted with a small writing nozzle.

Step three 

Now you can start decorating your halloween themed biscuits.

Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Let me know if you decide to make these as I would love to see the end result.

Thank you

Shannon x

(Instagram: shannon_symington)

(Twitter: Ssymington04)

I found this recipe on Pinterest (Foodporn website) and I knew I needed to try it

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