Gingerbread men are for life - not just for Christmas!

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When sorting through our kitchen drawers recently we came across our gingerbread cutter. It seems such a shame that this cutter only seems to get an outing a few times a year around Christmas time, so we thought we would buck the trend and bake some summer inspired gingerbread men (and women) using our simple Gingerbread Dough recipe.

With summer holidays and bikini diets seemingly on everyone’s minds at the minute we decided to give our gingerbread family a revamp and what better than to decorate them with an itsy-bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini (apologies to anyone who was born after the 90’s who doesn’t understand the Timmy Mallett reference).

These biscuits would be really cute as an after dinner snack in the sun following a summer BBQ or maybe for a children’s summer party.

Top Tip: To make a real showstopper party display, position the gingerbread sunbathers on top of light muscovado sugar (it is a great substitute for sand).

Top Tip: We used food colouring gel when colouring our icing as we found that this gave a lovely deep rich colour, perfect for our yellow bikinis!

You can also make your gingerbread men out of this world by turning them into these easy to make Wookie Cookies! 

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