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Method Prep:20min › Cook:10min › Ready in:30min
Preheat the oven to 190 C / Gas mark 5. Lightly grease or line two baking trays.
Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger into a bowl. Rub in the butter with your fingertips until it resembles coarse breadcrumbs; stir in sugar. Beat syrup into egg then stir into flour mixture.
Knead the dough until smooth. Roll out to 1/2 cm thick on a lightly floured surface; stamp or cut out desired gingerbread men shapes.
Bake in the preheated oven until golden and puffed, about 10-12 minutes. Let them sit on the tray for a few minutes before moving to a wire rack.
Superb results! I added a teaspoon of cinnamon too and heaped up my teaspoons of ginger. I got 20 large gingerbread men from the amount of dough, which is brilliant as I can freeze them. Thanks so much for such a brilliant recipe - 05 Dec 2012
A must try recipe but be warned they are very addictive.This was my first time making gingerbread men, the recipe was easy to follow and I was very happy with the results. My youngest is only 2 and loved helping to make them, in fact my husband and children have asked for more. Thank you for such a brilliant recipe. - 08 Sep 2013