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Yummy Gingerbread People

Submitted by Ella Wright
This recipe is in categories Baking, Party food, Picnic
About this recipe
Healthiness : (3 votes)
Difficulty:  3 out of 5 difficulty
Comments: Care will be needed with the melting of the sugar, syrup and butter, and with the oven.  A fish slice, or something similar, maybe helpful to lift the uncooked gingerbread men onto the baking tray.
Preparation Time: 20 mins
Cooking Time: 20 mins
Number of servings: 20
Serving suggestions: On a plate with choclate cream around each gingerbread man
This is a vegetarian recipe

Gingerbread men are great fun to make and decorate and yummy to eat.
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate
  • 115 g butter
  • 100 g golden syrup
  • 115 light muscovado sugar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 20 cherries
  • 85 g icing sugar
  • 69 g chocolate liquid


  • Baking tray
  • Sieve 
  • Rolling pin 
  • Gingerbread man shaped cutter


Making and cooking it
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  1. Pre-heat the oven at 160c
  2. Sift the flour, ginger, mixed spice and bicarbonate of soda into a large bowl
  3. Place the butter, golden syrup and muscovado sugar in a saucepan over a low heat and stir until melted
  4. Pour onto the dry ingredients and add the egg
  5. Mix together to make a dough
  6. The dough will be sticky to start with, but will become firmer as it cools
  7. On a lightly floured work surface, roll out the dough to about 3mm thick and stamp out gingerbread people shapes
  8. Place on the prepared baking trays
  9. Re-knead and re-roll the trimmings and cut out more shapes
  10. Decorate with cherries for eyes
  11. Bake in the pre heated oven for 15-20 mins
  12. Remove the gingerbread men from the oven
  13. Now make your icing and decorate the gingerbrad men
  14. Place them on a plate, then with your chocolate liquid pour around the gingerbread men
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