Gingerbread Men

Simple and delicious gingerbread recipe – perfect for making men, women, children, animals, you name it!

You will need...

350g (12 oz) plain flour

1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda

1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 

115g (4 oz) butter, cubed

175g (6 oz) soft light brown sugar

4 tablespoons golden syrup

1 egg


1). Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas mark 5. Line two baking trays.

2). Add all the dry ingredients together, (flour, bicarbonate of soda, sugar, cinnamon and ginger). 

3). Rub in the butter with your fingertips until it is all mixed in. Beat syrup into egg then stir into flour mixture.

4). Knead the dough until smooth. Roll out to about 1/2 cm thick on a lightly floured surface. Next, cut out the gingerbread men.

5). Bake in oven until golden and puffed, takes roughly 10-12 minutes. 

6). Let them sit on the tray for a few minutes before moving to a wire rack. Be careful when moving as a few of my men lost their lives (If you let the biscuits fit before cooling properly it helps them toughen so they shouldn't break when on the move).

7). Once completely cool, get decorating!

Let me know if all your men survived?
& let me see how you dressed them


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