Basic gingerbread men

Basic gingerbread men


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About this recipe: A simple recipe for gingerbread men biscuits, using just a handful of ingredients that you probably already have in the house. If desired, you can add additional spice, such as a teaspoon of cinnamon or a pinch or two of cloves.


Serves: 8 

  • 125g butter
  • 110g soft brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 260g plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger

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

  1. Cream butter and sugar until well combined, then mix in the egg. Sift in flour, bicarb and ginger; mix well.
  2. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface adding more flour if necessary. Roll out dough thinly then use a shaped cutter to create your gingerbread men. Place the men on a lightly greased tray.
  3. Bake in a preheated 180 C / Gas 4 oven for 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack before decorating.


Biscuit and cookie dough that is chilled before baking will hold its shape better. If you chill this gingerbread dough before rolling and cutting, the biscuits will have sharper, cleaner edges.

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easy and simple - 25 Jan 2016

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