Gingerbread stars
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Gingerbread stars

10 minutes (preparation 1 hour)
Serves Makes 12
  • 1/2 cup (110g) margarine spread
  • 1/4 cup raw sugar
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups wholemeal flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 cup (100g) ground almonds
  • 2 teaspoons icing sugar, to dust (optional)
  1. ​Beat margarine, sugar and golden syrup in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add egg and beat until combined.
  3. Sift flour, ginger, mixed spice and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl, adding any husks left in sieve to the bowl.
  4. Mix the sifted flour and ground almonds into the creamed margarine to form a dough. Divide dough in two, wrap each piece in plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for 1 hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 180°C (160°C fan-forced).
  6. Roll out one portion of the chilled dough between 2 sheets of baking paper until about 4mm in thickness. Cut into shapes with 7cm star cutter and place on baking paper-lined oven trays. Repeat step with remaining chilled dough portion.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for about 10 minutes or until cookies are golden around edges. Stand on trays for a few minutes then transfer to a wire rack to cool. Dust with a little sifted icing sugar, if desired.

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