• 350 g plain flour
  • 2 tsps ground ginger
  • 1 tsps cinnamon
  • 1 tsps mixed spice
  • 1 tsps salt
  • 1 tsps bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsps baking powder
  • 175 grams butter
  • 150 g light brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup

For decorating

  • 3 Curly Wurly chocolate bars
  • 10 Glace cherries
  • 20 M&Ms
  • 1 exclude Black Writing Icing Pens


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 C / 350 F / 160C Fan.
  2. Measure the flour, spices, salt, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder into a bowl.
  3. Melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a saucepan. Pour into the dry ingredients and mix together . Lightly knead together to make a dough.
  4. Form into 10 balls of dough. Pinch one end of the ball to form a point, then flatten out with your hand. Place on a baking sheet. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until lightly golden but still slightly soft.
  5. Make 2 holes for the ears using a small skewer and leave to cool for a few minutes. Decorate with lengths of Curly Wurly for the ears, glace cherries for the nose and M&Ms for the eyes with a dot of black Writing Icing.
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