Traditional Gingerbread Men

1 egg

2 tbsp black treacle

2 tsp ground mace

2 tsp ground cinnamon

250g butter

600g or 4 cups of plain flour or dark rye flour

castor sugar
2 tsp dark chocolate powder
7g baking powder

What to do

Mix together egg, treacle, sugar and spices in a bowl. Melt butter, when it begins to cool blend into mixture. Sift baking powder and flour into mixture and using hands bind well and shape into a round ball. Cover with cling film and chill for 30 minutes.
Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees and grease several baking trays. Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface a little thicker than usual . Cut into shapes, place onto greased trays and bake in oven for 15-20 minutes.

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