Scrumptious gingerbread men

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Serves: 20

By NormaSknockers



  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

  • 4 tbsp golden syrup

  • 1 tsp ground ginger (add more if you like them really gingery)

  • 175g soft light brown sugar

  • 1 eggs

  • 350g plain flour

  • 100g butter (or margarine)


  1. Put the flour, ginger and bicarb in a bowl and rub together.
  2. Mix in the sugar.
  3. Add the egg and syrup and mix to form a dough.
  4. Roll the dough out to about half a cm thick and cut your shapes out.
  5. Place your shapes onto a lined baking tray (allow room to spread) and cook in the oven on 190 C (fan 170) for 10-15 minutes.
  6. Let them cool for a few minutes on the tray then move to a wire rack. Once cooled decorate how ever you like!

Handy Hint

If you don't like ginger try adding vanilla or cinnamon.

Additional Information

  • Vegetarian

  • Cake/Dessert

  • Christmas

  • Biscuit and sweets

  • Low fat

  • Kids can help

  • Make Ahead

  • Can Freeze

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  • NormaSknockers 21/11/10 17:22

    Really quick and easy to make and the results are really impressive. You can get creative with your decorating too, I gave my gingerbread men y-fronts and bikinis!