RECIPE: Gingerbread Mummies


These are a really fun take on your typical Gingerbread men, seeing as it’s Halloween, we decided to make Halloween Gingerbread Mummies.  It’s just your normal gingerbread recipe and gingerbread man cutter and then it’s how you decorate them. We used buttercream (piped) and edible eyes to decorate ours but you could use white chocolate, fondant icing or royal icing.

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Ingredients

Biscuits 

  • 390g plain flour
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 3/4tsp of baking soda
  • 2tsp ground ginger
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 ground cloves
  • 113g unsalted butter softened
  • 100g granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 160ml treacle (grease the cup first with spray or oil)

Buttercream frosting

  • 350g icing sugar
  • 50g butter
  • 1/2tsp vanilla extract
  • splash of milk

Method

Biscuits

  1. In a large bowl sift the dry ingredients
  2. In the mixer cream the sugar and butter
  3. Add the egg and treacle until well combined
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients and beat until incorporated.  Then divide the dough in half, wrap in clingfilm and refrigerate until firm (at least 2 hours or even overnight)
  5. Preheat the oven to 180 oC and line 2 baking sheets with grease-proof paper
  6. On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough to a thickness of about 1/4 inch
  7. Cut out the ‘mummies’ using a gingerbread man cutter and transfer onto the baking sheet about an inch apart
  8. If the biscuits are a little soft, place them in the fridge for about 10 minutes
  9. Bake in the oven for about 8-12 minutes depending on the size (when the biscuits are firm and the edges are beginning to brown)
  10. Remove the biscuits from the oven and cool for about 1 minute before transferring to a wire rack

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Buttercream frosting

  1. Leave your butter out at room temperature to soften a little
  2. Sieve the icing sugar into a bowl or in your mixer
  3. Add the softened butter and vanilla extract and mix everything together
  4. If the icing is a little too dry add your splash of milk (you want the buttercream to soft, but not runny because you are wanting to pipe it using the piping nozzle below)

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Have fun with your decorating and then serve and enjoy!

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