Gingerbread men cookies

    1 hour 40 min

    These gingerbread men cookies are great fun to make for Christmas and a joy to prepare with the kids or members of the family who are young at heart.

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    Makes: 20 gingerbread men cookies

    • 110g butter
    • 200g brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
    • 475g self raising flour
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Extra time:1hr cooling  ›  Ready in:1hr40min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Grease a baking tray or line with baking parchment.
    2. In a saucepan over a medium heat, melt the butter and add the sugar and golden syrup. Stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from the heat and set aside.
    3. Meanwhile, sift the flour into a bowl and add the salt, ginger and nutmeg. Add the butter syrup and knead into a dough. Turn out onto a floured board and roll to a 5mm thickness. Using a gingerbread cutter, cut to desired sizes then arrange on the prepared baking tray.
    4. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes until golden brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a rack for 1 hour before decorating and serving.

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    Recipe don't work far to dry it just crumbles x  -  20 Dec 2015


    Doesn't work, the recipe is far too dry. I had to put milk in it to get it to bind together. I would suggest using less flour.  -  20 Nov 2015


    This recipe was far too dry and wouldn't form a dough!! We had to add a fair amount of milk to turn the crumb like mixture into a dough for making the gingerbread men. We also found that it wasn't very gingery.  -  03 Jan 2017