Festive Baking

Hey everyone!

In today’s post I shall be sharing with you all the recipe to making some relatively yummy gingerbread men and other festive shapes such as angels, bells and shooting stars.



The recipe I used can be found in The Usborne’s Beginner’s Cookbook, and I would recommend it for any keen bakers and chefs.


350 grams of plain flour

2 teaspoons of ground ginger

1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda

100 grams of butter or margarine

175 grams of soft light brown sugar

1 egg

4 tablespoons of golden syrup or maple syrup

Cookie cutters


  1. Begin by greasing some baking trays and preheating the oven to 190 degrees Celsius.
  2. Measure out the flour, ginger and bicarbonate of soda into a mixing bowl. Dice the butter up and add it to the bowl.
  3. Using your fingers, rub the butter into the flour mixture until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  4. Into a separate bowl, break up the egg and stir the sugar into it. Then add the syrup to it and stir well.
  5. Pour the egg mixture into the flour bowl and mix everything together.
  6. Using your hands knead the dough on a floured surface.
  7. Using a rolling pin, roll out the dough and use your cutters to cut out your gingerbread men and festive shapes.
  8. Place the biscuits onto the baking tray and bake for approximately fifteen minutes.


Top tip: heat a metal spoon with hot water so that it is easier for the syrup to slide off the spoon.

Below are some photographs of the biscuits I made yesterday.


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