Prep:  15 minutes + chilling time
Cook:  30 minutes
Makes:  20 gingerbread people
Serves:  party (20 or more)
Average: 4 (11 votes)
Recipe by: Western Star
Easy Australian gingerbread recipe to make with the kids for Christmas.
Credit: Whisk Media Group

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  1. Pre heat oven to 180°C / 160°C fan forced. Line baking trays with baking paper.
  2. Melt butter, brown sugar and golden syrup together in a saucepan, stirring until smooth. Cool slightly.
  3. Whisk egg and butter mixture in a large bowl. Sift flour, spices and bicarbonate of soda over the butter mixture and mix until combined into a smooth dough. Flatten into a disc shape, cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for 30 - 40 minutes or until just firm.
  4. Roll out the dough on a floured surface to ½ cm thickness. Cut into shapes using chosen cookie cutters and use a lifter to transfer onto lightly buttered trays. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes or until cooked and lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes on trays before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
Gingerbread Icing
  1. Once gingerbread has cooled, beat egg white until foamy then gradually beat in icing sugar until piping consistency. Spoon into a piping bag.
  2. Decorate gingerbread with icing, gold & red dragees.
Tips & Hints:
  • Experiment with different shaped cookie cutters. Gingerbread people and stars are great, but maybe you have a llama shaped cookie cutter that would be fun to try.
  • Mix in a drop of food colouring when making the icing to create fun colours to decorate with.
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Great recipe
6 months 1 week ago
Have made this recipe many times. It's great and works every time. I make stars and people and give them out as gifts.
Easy to whip up with kids,
3 years 7 months ago
Easy to whip up with kids, yummy, fun