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Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

  • Cooking Time
    1hr 10min
  • Difficulty
  • Serves

Recipe by: Clem Pedro


• 300 g plain flour
• 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
• 2 teaspoons ground ginger
• 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
• 125 g unsalted butter
• 100 g soft light brown sugar
• 3 tablespoons golden syrup


• Preheat the oven to 180ºC and line 2 baking sheets with baking paper.
• In a large bowl combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda and the spices.
• Melt the butter, sugar and golden syrup in a pan over a low heat and stir until the sugar dissolves, then add it to the dry ingredients. Stir in until it forms a stiff dough, then cut it in half.
• Transfer the paper from the baking sheets to a work surface and place a portion of the dough on each. Roll out to 5mm thick, then cut out directly on the paper, leaving a 2cm gap between each. Save the cuttings to make more people, or round ginger biscuits.
• Carefully lift the papers back onto the baking sheets and bake the gingerbread in the oven for about 12 minutes, or until lightly golden.
• Leave to cool on the sheet for a few minutes – if you want to hang them as decorations, now is the time to pierce a hole through the top of each with a skewer – then move to a wire rack.
• Once cool, ice the gingerbread men and decorate with sprinkles, sweets and edible glitter.