Old-fashioned gingerbread men

Old-fashioned gingerbread men

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About this recipe: Delicious gingery biscuits, which come out of the oven soft and harden as they cool. Have fun decorating them.


Serves: 8 

  • 350g unbleached white flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 100g butter
  • 150g brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 egg
  • Currants, choc chips and/or nuts to decorate

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

  1. Preheat oven to 190 degrees. Sift together the flour, ginger and bicarb. Chop the butter and rub into the flour mixture until it resembles fine bread crumbs. Stir in the sugar.
  2. Beat together the syrup and the egg, and stir into flour mixture. Knead with floured hands to form a smooth dough.
  3. Roll out on a floured surface till it's about 0.5 cm thick. Using a gingerbread man cutter, cut shapes until all of the dough has been used, rerolling the trimmings. Lay these on lined baking trays.
  4. Decorate with currants, choc chips, nuts or however for the eyes and buttons.
  5. Bake at 190 degrees for 15 mins, until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

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