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Gingerbread Skeletons

The treat part of ‘trick or treat’ night. Get your spook on with these fun gingerbread skeletons over Halloween. The kids will love them!

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 15-18 minutes
Makes: 12 gingerbread skeletons
Great for:  Quick Family Recipes and Meal Ideas Kids - 2-4 Years Kids 4+ Years
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45g softened butter
75g soft brown sugar
60g golden syrup
1 egg yolk
170g plain flour
2 tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp mixed spice
½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 tbsp milk
A pinch of salt


150g fondant icing
2 tbsp water
  1. Preheat the oven to 160C Fan. Line a large baking sheet with non-stick paper.
  2. Measure the butter and sugar into a bowl until light and fluffy using a hand whisk. Add the syrup and egg yolk and whisk again. Add the remaining ingredients and whisk until the mixture comes together. Knead into a ball.
  3. Roll out on a floured work surface. Cut out 12 skeletons using a gingerbread cutter. Place onto the baking sheet. Chill for 20 minutes then bake for 15 to 18 minutes until lightly golden. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. Mix the icing with the water to make a smooth consistency. Spoon into a piping bag fitted with a small round nozzle. Pipe white lines onto the cookies to make the bones on the skeleton.
  5. Leave to set for 30 minutes.

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