I am getting so excited about christmas.. more so than any other year. I came across the recipe in the West Australia dated 29th Nov. It’s very simple and tasty (note the missing men)
GINGERBREAD MEN CHRISTMAS WREATH
175g unsalted butter, softened
4 tsp brown sugar
8 tbsp treacle
3 cups flour
3 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp ground cinnamon
pinch of salt
6 tbsp milk
Cream butter and sugar, add the treacle, then stir in the sifted flour, spices and salt, followed by the milk. Knead the dough on a lightly floured bench, cover and place in the fridge for a couple of hours. Preheat oven at 180C.
Cut the dough into flour and roll out to a thickness of 5mm.
Cut out your gingerbread men and lay eight or nine in a circle on a baking paper-covered tray, with their feet and hands overlapping, dabbing a little water on their hands and feet to make them stick. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool and thread ribbon through.