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Cooking with kids - Gingerbread People

Cooking with kids - gingerbread menGINGERBREAD PEOPLE
(makes 4)
You’ll need:

4 tablespoons butter, softened   
2  tablespoons syrup
¼ cup brown sugar     
½  egg, beaten
¼ tablespoon vanilla essence   
1 cup flour
¼  teaspoon baking powder   
¼ tablespoon cinnamon
¼  tablespoon ginger

Here’s How:

  1. Combine butter with sugar and syrup until smooth. 
  2. Add the vanilla and the egg, mix well. 
  3. Sift together dry ingredients and add slowly to the sugar/butter mixture. 
  4. Blend until dough is smooth.
  5. On a floured surface, roll out dough until ¼ inch thick, cut with cookie cutters. 
  6. Bake on a slightly greased cookie sheet in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for 10-15 minutes.
  7. Allow to cool before decorating with icing.

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