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Gingerbread Men

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Gingerbread Men

  • 120 grams butter
  • 100 grams Brown sugar
  • 130 grams golden syrup
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1.5 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 1.5 teaspoons mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 370 grams plain flour


  • 1 egg white
  • 150 grams icing sugar
  • food colouring of choice

Recipe's preparation

    Gingerbread Men
  1. Pre-heat oven to 180C.

  2. Place syrup, sugar, butter, mixed spice and ginger into mixing bowl and mix 5 min/50 C/speed 2.

  3. Add egg and mix 3 sec/speed 3.

  4. Add flour and bicarb and mix 10 sec/speed 5 until combined.

  5. Knead 2 min/Closed lid/Dough mode.

  6. Press dough into a disc. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.

  7. Place the dough on a sheet of baking paper and roll out until about 4mm thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Place on trays about 3cm apart. Repeat with any excess dough.

  8. Bake for 8 -10 minutes, transfer onto cooling rack with an egg slide.

  9. Icing
  10. Place Butterfly in a cleaned, dry bowl and place egg white inside.

  11. Beat for 3 mins/50 degrees/speed 4.

  12. Continuing at speed 4, gradually add icing sugar through the hole in the lid.

  13. Add food colouring if desired, and mix at speed 4 until colour is uniform.

  14. Pour icing into a sandwich-sized zip lock bag, and snip one corner off to pipe the icing onto the men.


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Allowing the dough to cool in the fridge means it will hold together better when you cut out the shapes.

This recipe is an adaption of a recipe from Australian Good Taste - December 2003 , Page 40, and I used "Bec's Gingerbread Dough" as a guide for the method.

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  • Hi, what is golden syrup? Can I replace it with...

    Submitted by MissDaniparra on 12. November 2017 - 14:21.

    Hi, what is golden syrup? Can I replace it with maple syrup? Thank you

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