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Skeleton gingerbread men recipe

Skeleton gingerbread men

Published: October 17, 2017 at 4:30 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Makes 30 biscuits

Check out our skeleton gingerbread men. This simple gingerbread biscuit recipe easily makes 30 spooky skeletons, and they’re the ideal Halloween treat for all the kids to enjoy

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal101
fat3.6g
saturates2.2g
carbs16g
sugars8.2g
fibre0.5g
protein1.1g
salt0.2g
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Make our spooky Halloween gingerbread cookies, then check out our Halloween biscuits (do you think these mummy biscuits are spooky or cute?!), Halloween cupcakes, Halloween cake, toffee apples and other Halloween baking ideas.

Looking for more gingerbread inspiration? Try our simple gingerbread men and classic gingerbread recipes.

Ingredients

  • 300g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 125g butter
  • 100g soft dark brown or dark muscovado sugar
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup
  • 2 tbsp black treacle
  • 100g royal icing
  • to decorate black edible food colour pen or black writing icing, (optional)

Method

  • STEP 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Mix the flour, bicarb, ground ginger and ground cinnamon in a bowl.

  • STEP 2

    Put the butter, sugar, syrup and treacle in a pan and heat gently until melted. Pour into the flour mix and combine to a dough (if it feels too stiff, add a drop of water to help bring it together).

  • STEP 3

    Roll out the dough on a lightly floured worksurface to about ½cm thick. Cut into biscuits using a gingerbread man cutter, then gather up the off cuts, reroll and keep cutting until you have used up all the dough.

  • STEP 4

    Lay onto two baking-paper-lined baking sheets and cook for 12-14 minutes until dark golden brown. Cool completely.

  • STEP 5

    To decorate, put the royal icing in a bowl and mix in enough water (about 1-2 tbsp) until the texture resembles toothpaste.

  • STEP 6

    Use a piping bag with a very thin nozzle to pipe skeleton outlines on the biscuits. Leave to set, then add faces with an edible food colour pen or writing icing, if you like.

  • STEP 7

    These will keep for 3-4 days in an airtight container. If transporting to a party, put sheets of baking paper between the biscuit layers to keep the icing from being damaged.

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