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Looking for some simple but tasty Halloween treat ideas?

Why not take a classic gingerbread man and turn him into a mummy using piped icing. They only take 45 minutes and the mixture can make 30, making them perfect for a party.

Ingredients

350g Plain Flour

1tspn Bicarbonate of Soda

2tspn Ground Ginger

100g Butter

175g Soft Light Brown Sugar

3tbsp Golden Syrup

1 Medium Egg

400g Icing Sugar

Mini Smarties

Method

  1. The first step is to sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger into a bowl. Rub in the butter using your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs, then stir in the sugar.
  2. Warm the golden syrup gently in a glass bowl in the microwave for approximately 15 seconds. Adding the egg whisk the two together and pour into the flower mixture. Using a wooden spoon mix it all together until clumps form, you should then use your hands to get a smooth dough.
  3. Dust the work surface with a little flour and begin to roll out the dough. It should be about the thickness of a £1 coins. Using your biscuit cutters, cut out the shapes and place them on a baking tray that is lined with grease proof paper. Keep re rolling the trimmings to use up all the dough.
  4. The oven should be heated to 190oC, gas 5. The biscuits will need 10-15 mins to bake. Let them cool slightly on the baking tray then transfer them to a wire rack to cool further and harden.
  5. For the decoration mix the icing sugar with 3-4tbsp water and pipe this over the biscuits creating the bandages of the mummy. For scary eyes add the smarties.
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