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Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

Get the kid's help you in making the Gingerbread Men and decorating them with this easy and yummy Recipe, which just calls for 8 ingredients.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: European
Keyword: Christmas, Cookies, GingerBread
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Resting Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 52 minutes
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre


  • 250 gm All Purpose Flour / Plain Flour / Maida
  • 75 gm Butter softened
  • 75 gm Light Brown Sugar One can use White too
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 50 gm Golden Syrup
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger

To Decorate

  • White Melted Chocolate (optional)
  • Dried Fruit, Nuts or Sweets (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Add soda, golden syrup and egg and stir well.
  • Sift the flour and spices into the bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  • Shape into a ball and knead lightly on a work surface until smooth. Wrap and chill for about 30 minutes before using.
  • Thinly roll out dough and use gingerbread cutters to cut out shapes.
  • Place on lightly greased baking sheets, or a sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving space between each.
  • Bake for about 10-12 minutes until slightly risen and golden in colour. Transfer to a wire tray to cool.
  • When completely cool, decorate as desired. Enjoy!


  • Golden Syrup can be replaced with honey, but taste might differ slightly
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