Gingerbread Men

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Ginger!!

I have made these every year with my children since they were born and even now they love the ritual of decorating the cookies.

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Gingerbread Cupcakes with Cinnamon Buttercream

These are Christmas all wrapped up in a cupcake. I doubt anyone will be able to resist these delicious treats. I hope that there is one next to my stocking on Christmas Eve. 
Servings 12 units
Total Time 1 hr

Ingredients

  • 25 gr cornflour
  • 190 gr plain flour
  • tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp ground clove
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • cup molasses 80 ml
  • cup whole milk room temperature
  • 115 gr unsalted butter room temperature
  • 100 gr dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Nielsen Massey Pure Vanilla Extract

Buttercream

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºc and line a 12 hole muffin tin with paper cases.
  • Sieve the flour, cornflour, spices and salt together. 
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  • Place the butter and sugar into a mixing bowl and mix until light, fluffy and pale in colour. 
  • Add the eggs one at a time until each is incorporated before adding in the next. 
  • Add in the vanilla extract followed by the molasses. 
  • Once combined add in half of the flour mixing on low speed and once combined add in the milk. 
    Gingerbread cupcakes with cinnamon buttercream Recipe by Julie Neville_21
  • Finish by adding in the remaining flour and mix until just combined or you will end up with tough cupcakes. 
  • Spoon the batter into the cupcake cases and place in the oven for between 15-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted. 
    Gingerbread cupcakes with cinnamon buttercream Recipe by Julie Neville_21
  • Once cooled make the buttercream.

Buttercream

  • Place the butter in a mixing bowl and beat until soft and fluffy. Add in the icing sugar and cinnamon as well as the vanilla extract and beat until combined. 
  • Add the milk one tablespoon at a time so you only add what you need until you achieve the desired consistency. 
  • Spoon the mixture into a piping bag with a star nozzle fitted and pipe onto the cupcakes. 
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  • Top with festive decorations. 
    Gingerbread cupcakes with cinnamon buttercream Recipe by Julie Neville_21
Course: Sweet
Cuisine: British
Keyword: Christmas, Cupcake, Gingerbread
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