Gingerbread men

Gingerbread Men


This is a recipe I adapted of gingerbread men with the taste of spices and just a taste of lemon. You can either decorate these or leave them like they are.



20 biscuits

Prep time

15 minutes

Cooking time

8-10 minutes


  • 125 grams unsalted butter, chopped

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar

  • 1/3 cup golden syrup

  • 1 egg

  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour

  • 2 Tbsp ground ginger

  • 2 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 medium sized lemon, finely grated zest

  • Icing
  • 1 egg white

  • 2 cups pure icing sugar, sifted


  • Melt butter, golden syrup, brown sugar together in a saucepan, stirring until smooth. Cool slightly.
  • Whisk egg and butter in a large bowl. Sift flour, baking soda and spices over the wet ingredients and mix until combined into a smooth dough. Flatten into a disc shape, cover with cling wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until just firm.
  • Roll out dough on a floured surface to 1/2 cm thickness. Cut out gingerbread people cutters and carefully transfer onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake at 180 C for 8-10 minutes or until cooked and lightly browned. Cool for 5 minutes on trays before transferring to a cake rack to cool completely.
  • Icing
  • If you want to decorate these gingerbread men. Beat egg white until foamy then gradually beat in icing sugar until piping consistency. Spoon into a piping bag and use to decorate cooled gingerbread.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

VIP Membership


My recipes can now be read by Google Assistant.

You need to have an account here:

Link your account to your google home and then all you need to say is “ask recipe chef”