Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

Prep 30 minutes

Serves 15-20

Cook 10 minutes


  • 225g Plain Flour, plus extra for dusting
  • ½ tbsp Salt
  • 2 tbsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 1 Heaped tsp Ground Ginger
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • 50g Un-salted Butter
  • 100g Soft Brown Sugar
  • 100g Golden Syrup

How to:

1.Heat oven to 170C fan/gas 5 and line the baking tray with baking parchment. Sieve the flour, salt, bicarb, ginger and cinnamon into a large bowl. Heat the butter, sugar and syrup until dissolved. Leave the sugar mixture to cool slightly, then mix into the dry ingredients to form a dough. Chill the dough in the fridge for 30 mins. 

2.On a surface lightly dusted with flour, roll out the dough to a ¼-inch thickness. Stamp out the gingerbread men shapes with a cutter, then re-roll any off-cuts and repeat. Place your gingerbread shapes on the lined trays, allowing space for them to spread. Cook for 10-15 mins, then remove from the oven and leave to cool.

3. Why not decorate them with icing.