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Gingerbread Men

Preparation time: 35 mins

Cooking time: 10-12 mins

Serves: 10

(8 votes, average: 2.75 out of 5)

The Countdown is on.. only 8 more sleeps untill Christmas!! has lots of recipes to see you through the season! Here are their fantastic Gingerbread Men!


  • 250g Plain Flour
  • 75g Avonmore Butter, softened
  • 75g Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 50g Golden Syrup
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger


  1. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  2. Add bicarbonate of soda, golden syrup and egg yolk and stir well.
  3. Sift the flour and spices into the bowl and mix with a wooden spoon until well combined.
  4. Shape into a ball and knead lightly on a work surface until smooth.
  5. Wrap and chill for about 30 minutes before using.
  6. Thinly roll out dough a use gingerbread cutters to cut out shapes.
  7. Place on lightly greased baking sheets, leaving a space between each.
  8. Bake at 180°C/350°F/Gas 4 for about 10-12 minutes until slightly risen and golden in colour.
  9. Transfer to a wire tray to cool.

You will also need:

  • Gingerbread cutter
  • Baking sheets
  • A bowl and wooden spoon
  • A wire tray for cooling

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