Double ginger gingerbread men

Double ginger gingerbread men

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
(44 ratings)

By

Magazine subscription – 3 issues for £3

Cooking time

Prep: 45 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Makes 12 big gingerbread men

Even the smallest hands can help make these friendly little fellows made with a versatile gingerbread recipe

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

kcalories
264
protein
3g
carbs
43g
fat
10g
saturates
6g
fibre
1g
sugar
20g
salt
0.33g

Ingredients

  • 140g unsalted butter
  • 100g dark muscovado sugar
  • 3 tbsp golden syrup
  • 350g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger and 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch of cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 balls stem ginger from a jar, chopped

To decorate

  • 50g icing sugar
  • a few glacé cherries (we used undyed)
  • 2 balls stem ginger

Buy Ingredients

Buy the ingredients for this recipe now via:

Want to know how this works? Read all about it here.

Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Line 2 baking sheets with baking parchment. Melt butter, sugar and syrup in a pan. Mix flour, soda, spices and a pinch of salt in a bowl. Stir in the butter mix and chopped ginger to make a stiff-ish dough.
  2. Wait until cool enough to handle, then roll out dough to about 5mm thick. Stamp out gingerbread men, re-rolling and pressing the trimmings back together and rolling again. Lift onto baking sheets. Bake for 12 mins until golden. Cool 10 mins on the sheets, then lift onto cooling racks.
  3. To decorate, mix icing sugar with a few drops of water until thick and smooth. Halve then slice cherries thinly to make smiles, and cut ginger into small squares. Spoon icing into a food bag, snip off the tiniest bit from one corner, then squeeze eyes and buttons, and a tiny smile onto 1 man at a time. Stick on a cherry smile and ginger buttons. Repeat; leave to set. Will keep up to 1 week in an airtight tin.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, December 2009

Comments, questions and tips

Sign in or create your My Good Food account to join the discussion.

Comments

Show comments
lauren1384's picture

Simple recipe that cooks perfectly every time. We love this recipe especially with the stem ginger!

zebrabird's picture
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Very easy. If you use really small gingerbread men cutters they need less time in the oven so they need watching carefully.

Pages

Questions

Tips