Gingerbread Men

Oh, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…..

Makes 20

Oven 180c



  • 350g plain flour
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 3tbsp ginger
  • 2tbsp cinnamon
  • 100g butter
  • 180g soft brown sugar
  • 4tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 egg


  1. Mix flour, spices, bicarbonate and butter together using your fingers, until fine breadcrumbs.
  2. Stir in the sugar.
  3. Add the syrup and egg and work it until a dough forms, kneading it a little like bread.
  4. Turn out onto a floured surface and roll until 1cim thick. Cut out and place shapes on a lined baking sheet. Bake in the oven for anything from 8-12minutes. Keep a close eye on it as they can go from golden to slightly burnt very quickly.

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