Time: 40 minutes + 10 minutes baking
Serves: approx 30 men
300g plain flour
1 tbsp ground ginger
120g brown sugar
140g golden syrup
For the decoration
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Hannah always wants to cook biscuits so for another Halloween treat I thought we’d try baking some cute gingerbread mummies. You could use any stiff biscuit recipe but we went with chocolate gingerbread as I thought the dark colour would look good under the white bandages!
Heat the oven to 180C / 160C Fan
Mix all the ingredients together
Get your child to measure the flour, cocoa, sugar and ginger into a mixing food processor or mixer.
Measure the butter, then cut it into cubes and add to the food processor.
Mix everything together until there are no more lumps of butter,
Get your child to measure the syrup into a bowl, then add it slowly to your biscuit mix, pulsing it until it forms a smooth dough.
Make the biscuits
Take a quarter/third of your biscuit dough and work into a ball so it’s not too crumbly when you roll it out. Roll it between two sheets of baking paper until it is about the thickness of a £1 coin. If your child enjoys playing with playdough as much as Hannah does they should be good at this!
Using a biscuit cutter cut out your gingerbread men and carefully transfer them to a baking tray lined with baking paper. We lost a few arms and legs doing this but were able to just stick them back on – I figure things like don’t matter too much when you’re baking with little ones. Leave a bit of space (a few cm) between your men as they will spread a bit as they cook.
Bake for 10-12 minutes. They might be a little soft to touch but ours firmed up as they cooled.
Decorate your mummies
Once your biscuits are fully cooled mix some icing sugar and water together until you have a fairly stiff paste. We used our icing piper to drizzle the bandages on each of the gingerbread mummies.
Before the icing dries add a few chocolate buttons for eyes.