It's not often I gloat, but with this one it might be hard not to. I know not everyone is a fan of gingerbread, but if you are or you're not - this is the one you want to make because it's that almost chewy, aromatic piece of loveliness that just screams Christmas. You will make people happy - even yourself.
The other piece of great news is that it isn't hard. And it makes a bit but not too much.
125g butter or margarine
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup treacle
1 egg yolk
2 cups plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarb soda
1/2 tsp baking power
1 tsp ginger
1/2 tsp mixed spice
Cream your butter and brown sugar together until silky and soft. Add treacle and egg yolk, and mix through well.
Sift your flour into the mixture and then add bicarb, baking powder, ginger and mixed spice. Start mixing together.
It will become this rich (and slightly sticky) golden mixture here. *drool*
Place mixture in ziplock bag or glad wrap and into the refrigerator for one hour. Go get a manicure or have a nap... then preheat the oven to 175 degrees c
When your hour is up - roll it out over some flour and go crazy with your cookie cutters!
Placed onto ungreased tray and bake for 10 or so minutes.
Ice if you like or just eat them as-is - package them up in cellophane and ribbon and give them away (OK maybe with the second batch if you want to eat the first, I don't blame you!)
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