Gingerbread men are fun to make, decorate and eat - and they make the house smell deliciously Christmassy too, to there's no excuse not to have a go!
Jack's gingerbread man!
For 8-10 men you will need:
1 quantity of our gingerbread recipe
A man shaped cutter
Small sweets (candy), chocolate chips, glace cherries whatever you have in your cupboard
Roll out your gingerbread on a floured surface until it is about 1/4 inch (5mm) thick.
Cut out your biscuits and pop them onto a greased baking tray. If you intend to hang them on your Christmas tree make a hole at the top. A plastic drinking straw is perfect for making the hole.
Bake in an oven preheated to 180˚C or Gas Mark 5 for 10-15 minutes, until they have turned golden brown. They should still feel slightly soft. Cool on the tray for 10 minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
When completely cool, decorate the biscuits with icing and the other bits (the icing will work as glue).
Thread through some cord or ribbon and knot if you want to hang your gingerbread men on the tree!