Bake some cute gingerbread men.
For gingerbread men, try adding currants for eyes before baking
© 2019 Tracey Mann / David & Charles · Reproduced with permission.
Preheat the oven to 170ºC/ 325ºF/ Gas Mark 3.
Place the butter, treacle and sugar into a saucepan and heat gently until the sugar has dissolved and the butter melted. Cool slightly.
Sieve the dry ingredients into a mixing bowl. Pour the melted mixture into the dry ingredients and stir.
Dissolve the bicarbonate of soda in the milk and add to the mixture. Combine to make a dough, adding more milk if necessary.
Place the dough in a plastic bag and chill in the fridge for 40 minutes.