Gingerbread Men

by Honey on Tue, December 19, 2017

We love making gingerbread men! Try this recipe and go crazy with decorating.

Cookies for the holidays!

Serves 5 - 6 people

You can use less ginger if you don't like it too strong in your cookie

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Gingerbread Men


  • Preparation
  • Total
    This recipe has a 45 minute resting time.

    For the gingerbread

    350g plain flour
    1 tsp baking soda
    2 tsp ginger powder
    1 tsp cinnamon powder
    125g butter
    175g brown sugar
    1 egg
    2 Tbs golden syrup
    2 Tbs molasses/ maple syrup

    Royal Icing

    450g Confectioner’s Sugar
    ¼ Cup plus 1 tbs meringue powder
    ½ Cup water

1. Pulse all dry ingredients in a food processor.

2. Add in wet ingredients and combine.

3. Wrap clingfilm around the ball of dough and chill for 45 minutes.

4. Cut out your favourite shapes and bake for 12-15 minutes in 180c oven. Bake it a little longer if you like it crispy instead of a little soft.

5. Beat all the ingredients for icing until fluffy, about 8 minutes. Put in pipping bag immediately and decorate.