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Ingredients:

• 125 g honey
• 75 g brown sugar
• 75 g butter
• 1 egg (M)
• 300 g soft flour, plus extra for dusting and rolling
• 2 teaspoons baking powder
• 2 teaspoons gingerbread seasoning
• To decorate: icing sugar, lemon juice, food colouring, sugar pearls

Gingerbread men

For: 8-10 pieces
Preparation time: 45 minutes
Baking time: 12-15 minutes
Resting time: 2 1/2 hours

Preparation:

1. Put the honey, sugar and butter into a pan and simmer, stirring until the sugar has completely dissolved. Remove the pan from the cooker and leave to cool for 10 minutes.

2. Break the egg into a bowl and add the flour, baking powder and gingerbread seasoning. Add the honey mixture and knead everything into a smooth dough. Wrap the dough in cling film and leave to rest for 2 hours in the refrigerator.

3. Pre-heat the oven to 180 °C top/bottom heat and line a baking tray with baking paper. Take the gingerbread dough out of the refrigerator and roll it out to about 1 cm thick on a lightly floured surface. Cut out gingerbread men (10 cm) and arrange them on a baking tray, leaving some space between them.

4. Bake in the oven (middle shelf) for 12-15 minutes and then leave to cool completely on a cooling rack. To make the sugar icing, mix the icing sugar and lemon juice and then decorate the gingerbread men as you like.

Tip: not all of the biscuits will always fit on one single baking tray, in that case bake several batches.