Gingerbread men

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Serves: 10

By Squirdle

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  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 175g brown sugar

  • 4 tbsp golden syrup

  • 2 tsp ground ginger

  • 1 medium eggs

  • 125g butter

  • 350g plain flour


  1. Sift the flour, bicarb of soda and ginger into a mixing bowl.
  2. Rub in the butter, and add the sugar.
  3. Beat the egg and syrup and add to the flour mix.
  4. Roll out onto a floured surface and use cutters of your choice.
  5. Bake at 160C for 12-15 minutes until golden. Leave on a wire rack to cool.
  6. Decorate as required.

Handy Hint

Perfect for gingerbread stars, Christmas trees, you name it

Additional Information

  • Nut Free

  • Vegetarian

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Christmas

  • Biscuit and sweets

  • Kids can help

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

  • Kids party

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  • Tooma123 17/12/17 07:56

    Amazing recipe and so easy to make you can do them in under an hour. Best tasting too!

  • Piula 19/05/16 23:32

    Best ever gingerbread biscuits recipe. Just keep in the fridge until goes solid before rolling and cutting. Easy peasy.

  • MamaBear98 16/11/15 07:40

    Although these taste nice, the mixture is incredibly gooey and so impossible to roll out and make into shapes.

  • zorione 20/11/13 13:09

    Delicious, came out really well and very easy.

  • MsMarple 02/03/13 12:15

    I made a gazillion (at least of these) for a party and not a single one was left at the end :0) Ones cooked for 12 minutes I found were soft, a bit more than 15mins, or rolled thinner, were crunchy biscuits. All were yummy though, and dissapeared fast!

  • amurka 23/02/13 20:29

    So easy and so yummy!! I didn't have any golden syrup, used honey instead, and fresh ginger. Kids love them! Great recipe!

  • AnnMumsnet 19/12/12 09:35

    yummy! so easy to make and went down a treat with all!

  • ColumboIsMyHero 19/08/12 12:31

    yum scrum. Made them in very hot weather and dough was a little soft so I popped it in the fridge. Perfect and our only problem was persuading DS not to eat all the dough before we cut it out.

  • TheSkiingGardener 16/04/12 13:56

    Excellent biscuits. Soft enough for little kids to eat as well.

  • SwivellingDicksTidyWife 11/03/12 23:01

    I have made these about 5 times in the last month - they are really easy to make and gorgeous to eat. The ginger is not too strong so children love them too.

  • SJPfan 01/02/12 12:44

    Made these with my 3 yr old. Really lovely biscuits...before and after baking!! Had great fun decorating them too.

  • CherryPie3 21/02/10 20:29

    Excellent recipe - dead easy to follow. Probably just me but I was concerned about the consistency of the 'dough' once everything was mixed so I left it for a little while and after about 10 inutes it 'doughed-up' pefectly. Shae the biscuits didn't last for 10 minutes tho :o)

  • thepuddingchef 21/12/09 16:45

    Just done these.......yummy, great recipe!

  • Squirdle 26/01/08 21:36

    A brilliant recipe to make with children. After baking they can decorate with icing and sweets.