Christmas Gingerbread

Gingerbread is a Christmas tradition
Here's a recipe that works
... and why not give away small packets as gifts

3 cups plain flour
1 1/2 cups caster sugar
1 tablespoon ground ginger - add a bit more for some real gingery zing ;)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon bicarb soda
200g butter, melted
1 tablespoon golden syrup
1 egg, lightly beaten

Preheat oven to 180C
Step 1 – Combine dry ingredients in a large bowl.
Step 2 – Combine wet ingredients in a small bowl. Stir the wet into the dry ingredients.
Step 3 – Wrap in glad wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes
Step 4 – Roll dough out between two sheets of baking paper to a thickness of about 3mm.
Step 5 – Cut out with Christmas – shaped cookie cutters and lift with a palette knife onto lined baking trays.
Step 6 – Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool on a wire rack. Biscuits must be completely cool before icing.

Decorate if you wish, but I enjoy them just plain.