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Gingerbread Men Recipe

Gingerbread Men Recipe – It’s a lovely little Men made of Gingerbread, very popular among kids.

Ingredients

Gingerbread Men Recipe
Gingerbread foundation

For decoration
currants
glace cherries
white royal icing (later on this page)
Forcing bag and writing tube
The 1 Ib quantity of foundation makes 3-4 dozen gingerbread men,
about 3½ inches high.

Method
Set oven at 325° F or Mark 3. Grease several baking sheets.
Roll out the mixture a good ¼ inch thick. Cut out a cardboard gingerbread man pattern ; grease the underside, lay it on the dough and cut round it with a small sharp knife. When all the gingerbread men are cut, lift them up carefully with a palette knife and place them on the prepared baking sheets. Press currants in to make the eyes and waistcoat buttons and a small piece of glace cherry for the mouth.

Bake in pre-set oven for 10-15 minutes ; cool slightly and then carefully remove them from the baking sheet. With a little white icing and a writing tube, outline eyebrows, nose, tie, belt, cuffs and shoes.

Royal Icing:
1 Ib icing sugar
2 egg whites

Method
Finely sift the icing sugar. Whisk the egg whites until frothy and add the icing sugar 1 tablespoon at a time, beating thoroughly between each addition. Continue this beating until the mixture will stand in peaks. Add flavouring and colour if wished. Keep the bowl covered with a damp cloth when piping.