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Gingerbread Men and Reindeers

This festive recipe is great fun to bake with the kids. Simply turn the gingerbread men upside down and ta-dah you have a gingerbread reindeer!

8 Portions

Easy 50 Minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients

For the recipe  Gingerbread Men and Reindeers

For the Gingerbread:

300 g Plain Flour
5 g Dr. Oetker Bicarbonate of Soda (1 tsp)
10 g Ground Ginger (2 tsp)
5 g Ground Cinnamon (1 tsp)
115 g Unsalted Butter
75 g Light Brown Sugar
75 g Dark Brown Sugar
45 ml Golden Syrup (3 tbsp)
1 Medium

For the Decorations:

Dr. Oetker White Designer Icing
Dr. Oetker Bright Writing Icing
about 20 g Dr. Oetker Milk Chocolate Chips
about 10 g Dr. Oetker Bright and Bold 4-Cell

preparation

Preparation

1

For the Gingerbread

1.       Place the butter, light brown sugar and dark brown sugar in a bowl and creamy together, once smooth add the egg and golden syrup. Mix together to form a smooth paste. 

2

1.       In a separate bowl mix together the flour, Bicarbonate of Soda, cinnamon and ginger. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix together until a dough is formed – this is easiest to do in a free standing mixer but you can also mix the dough together by hand.

3

1.       Once the dough has formed, knead on a surface lightly dusted with flour. Roll out the dough to a thickness about ½ cm and cut out gingerbread men with a cutter about 12cm in height, re-rolling the dough as required. 

4

1.       Place the gingerbread men on a tray lined with greaseproof paper, spaced slightly apart. Chill your gingerbread men in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

5

1.       10 minutes before baking pre-heat the oven to 200°C (180°C Fan/ Gas Mark 5). Once chilled place your gingerbread men in the oven for 12-15 minutes, until slightly darker in colour, the biscuits will firm up on cooling. Allow your biscuits to cool on the baking tray for 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 

6

For the Decoration

1.       Once cooled it’s time to begin decorating; use your designer icing to pipe the details onto the gingerbread men and reindeers. – if the designer icing is too firm place in a jug of warm water for a minute to loosen the icing.

7

Use the Writing Icing, Chocolate Chips and Sprinkles to add more intricate details and get creative!

Nutritional Information for the recipe Gingerbread Men and Reindeers

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 1800kJ
430kcal
1763kJ
421kcal
Fat 14.42g 14.14g
Carbohydrate 69.83g 68.46g
Protein 4.08g 4.00g