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Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men
Serves: Makes 25 prep time cook time

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 Tbsp Gregg's Ground Ginger
  • 1 cup (220g) firmly packed Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar or Chelsea Dark Cane Sugar
  • 150g butter
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ cup Chelsea Icing Sugar
  • food colouring & lollies to decorate

Method

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 baking trays with baking paper.

2. Sift flour, baking soda and ground ginger together and place in a bowl or food processor. Add Chelsea Soft Brown Sugar or Dark Cane Sugar.

3. Add butter and rub in with fingertips or pulse in food processor until resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add egg and stir or pulse to mix. If the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour to the mix and wrap in cling wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

4. Roll out on lightly floured surface or between 2 sheets of baking paper until 5mm thick. Using cookie cutters, cut shapes and place on tray. Form leftover dough into a ball and re-roll and repeat cutting out until all the dough is used up.

5. Bake gingerbread men for 8-10 minutes or until cooked and golden. Remove from oven and cool on baking rack.

6. Make icing by adding a few drops of food colouring and 11⁄2 tsp water to the icing sugar. Drop a small amount under each spot where you wish to place a lolly.

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nicola's Review | Rating

Great easy recipe to follow, will make again.

Ben's Review | Rating

Very Satisfiing

Jenny's Review | Rating

Great for Nana's + Pop's or Grandma's and Grandad's to have ready for when grandchildren pop into to see them. Jenny G.

Sharyn's Review | Rating

Very tasty gingerbread

Jacqui's Review | Rating

This is a great recipe!!!!

Anne-marie's Review | Rating

very good they were so tasty.

Rebecca's Review | Rating

Very good easy to follow recipe, my husband just loved these, my daughter and I didn't even get a look in!

Krissie's Review | Rating

Very easy to make. Using a small gingerman cutter (size of small childs hand)I made 34!

Lucas's Review | Rating

Great.

Chelsea Stevens's Review | Rating

Great as Christmas Treats.

Krishna Boyd's Review | Rating

Man i made these and found it was easy to follow as well as to make. My boys loved icing them and putting the lollies on to make it their own. Two thumbs up to this recipe i recommend it to any one that wants to entertain kids and spend guilty time with them. 5 Stars from me and my kids...

Sharon Mansfield's Review | Rating

We made gingerbread men in our ESOL class at school. They were so super delicious that we ate them in one day! Our mums and dads and brothers and sisters said they were yummy. Amina, Sang Jun, Isaac and Katrina.

Georgie Marshall's Review | Rating

great easy to make

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Marcella Bates's Review | Rating

I did't have Ground Ginger at home so I took it out and instead put in about 1 TBSP of Mixed Spice and about a Tsp of cinnamon. They were fantastic, Hubby wants me to make more.

charmaine jones's Review | Rating

wow east\y to make and lots of fun

Katrina Lay's Review | Rating

Sooo easy to make and daughter loved cutting out and icing them, and i thought i hated gingerbread men but these were yummy :)

Dunc W's Review | Rating

Recipe seems great so far, though I'm not sure why you had me pre-heat my oven when the dough still had 30 mins to sit in the fridge. I reckon point 1. Can be made point 3.5.

Jenny Murray's Review | Rating

This is my favourite gingerbread man recipe. Not too spicy, just right. My 2 young nieces make this recipe at Christmastime and it's delicious. They're best when they're crisp, so don't undercook or they are inclined to be a little soft. They keep well for days.

Hannah and Pip's Review | Rating

I made these for the first time today, and they turned out amazing. This recipe is really easy to make, and is definitely the best gingerbread men recipe that I have come upon! :-)

Georgie's Review | Rating

You missed a step. What are we rubbing the butter into? Lmao. I think there's the step about the dry ingredients that you're missing, other than that it's a good recipe.

Reply from The Food in a Minute team

Thanks for picking that up Georgie! The steps should now be in order. Enjoy!