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Ingredients

250g / 8oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour

75g / 3oz Butter, softened

75g / 3oz Brown Sugar

1/2 teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda

50g / 2oz Golden Syrup

1 Egg Yolk

1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger

You will also need:

gingerbread cutter

baking sheets

a wire tray for cooling

White Icing Pen to Decorate

Method

  1. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  2. Add bicarbonate of soda, golden syrup and egg yolk and stir well.
  3. Sift the flour and spices into the bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  4. Shape into a ball and knead lightly on a work surface until smooth.
  5. Wrap and chill for about 30 minutes before using.
  6. Thinly roll out dough a use gingerbread cutters to cut out shapes.
  7. Place on lightly greased baking sheets, leaving a space between each.
  8. Bake at 180°C/350°F/Gas 4 for about 10-12 minutes until slightly risen and golden in colour.
  9. Transfer to a wire tray to cool.
  10. When cold, add Skeleton ‘bones’ and faces with a white icing pen available in supermarket baking aisle