Easy Gingerbread Men

    35 mins

    We've read about them in Enid Blyton books, now bake these delicious gingery biscuits, which come out of the oven soft and then harden as they cool.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 350g plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
    • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
    • 100g butter
    • 150g brown sugar
    • 4 tablespoons golden syrup or honey
    • 1 egg
    • chocolate chips and/or nuts (to decorate)

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:35min 

    1. Preheat oven to 190 C.
    2. Sift together the flour, ginger and bicarbonate of soda. Dice the butter and rub in until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the sugar.
    3. Beat together the syrup and the egg, and stir into flour mixture. Knead with floured hands to form a smooth dough.
    4. Roll out on a floured work surface about 0.5cm thick. Using a gingerbread man cutter, cut shapes until all of the dough has been used, rerolling the trimmings. Lay these on lined baking trays.
    5. Decorate with chocolate chips and/or nuts for the eyes and buttons.
    6. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes, until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

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    Reviews in English (14)


    They were great and so cute! Adding icing makes them even better...if you like sweets.  -  29 Oct 2014


    mmmm, i love these gingerbreads!! they dont last long around here!  -  20 Aug 2010  (Review from Allrecipes AU | NZ)


    Something else. Needed to add more flour, and would need to use extra ginger to taste it  -  03 May 2010  (Review from Allrecipes UK | Ireland)