MorgenStund' Gingerbread Men

Ingredients for about 40 gingerbread biscuits
300 g wholemeal spelt flour
150 g MorgenStund'
100 g ground almonds
1 tsp tartar baking powder
125 g soft butter
100 g cane sugar
2 tsps gingerbread spice
1 egg
200 g sugar beet syrup
1 salt
gingerbread men/ reindeer cookie cutters, or others
royal icing powder
organic red food colouring
piping bag with thin nozzle or decorating pen for decorating

Cream together the sugar, butter, gingerbread spice and a pinch of salt. Add one egg and the sugar beet syrup and whisk the whole thing. Add MorgenStund', ground almonds, wholemeal spelt flour and baking powder. Mix everything into a smooth dough.

Wrap the finished dough in a beeswax cloth or cling film and chill for at least 1 hour.

Roll out the dough on baking paper or a floured work surface and cut out the gingerbread men and reindeer. Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper and bake at 170 °C fan oven for approx. 8-9 minutes. Then let the gingerbread cool down.

Mix royal icing powder with water. Colour half of the mixed icing with the red food colouring. Pour the mixture into a piping bag or decorating pen and decorate the gingerbread with it.