Gingerbread Men

  • 50g Whitworths Crystallised Fiery Ginger, finely chopped
  • 350g plain flour
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 100g unsalted butter (at room temperature)
  • 125g soft brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 medium egg, beaten
  • Writing icing to decorate

Ready… Steady… Bake…

  • Preheat the oven to 190°C / Fan 170°C / Gas Mark 5 and grease 2 or 3 baking sheets.
  • Sieve the flour, bicarbonate and ground ginger into a bowl.
  • Rub in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs then stir in the sugar.
  • Beat the syrup together with the egg and crystallised fiery ginger then stir into the crumb mixture.
  • Mix to form a dough then, on a lightly floured surface knead until smooth.
  • Roll out to a thickness of ½ cm, cut out 12 gingerbread men using a cutter (you can choose any cutter you like to match any occasion!), then place onto the baking sheets.
  • Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden.
  • Loosen underneath whilst still warm with a palette knife but cool a little before placing onto a wire rack.
  • When completely cold use writing icing to decorate (most supermarkets sell a variety of colours).
Print recipe
gingerbread, kids, biscuit
  • 15 mins
  • 12-15 mins
  • Makes 12