Gingerbread men | How to make Gingerbread men

By Sujata Limbu  |  16th Dec 2015  |  
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About Gingerbread men Recipe

These beautiful christmas snacks are a treat for the eyes and your christmas appetite!

Gingerbread men is a popular aromatic and delicious dish. You can try making this amazing Gingerbread men in your kitchen. This recipe requires 25 minutes for preparation and 10 minutes to cook. The Gingerbread men by Sujata Limbu has detailed steps with pictures so you can easily learn how to cook Gingerbread men at home without any difficulty. Gingerbread men is enjoyed by everyone and can be served on special occasions. The flavours of the Gingerbread men would satiate your taste buds. You must try making Gingerbread men this weekend. Share your Gingerbread men cooking experience on the BetterButter platform. You can also use the "What's cooking" feature on the app to get in touch with other home chefs like Sujata Limbu for inputs. In case you have any queries for Gingerbread men you can comment on the recipe page to connect with the Sujata Limbu. You can also rate the Gingerbread men and give feedback.

Gingerbread men

Ingredients to make Gingerbread men

  • 350 grams plain flour
  • 90 grams brown sugar
  • 125 grams butter
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 125ml golden syrup
  • 1 tsp sodium bicarbonate
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 150 grams icing sugar
  • Smarties, to decorate
  • Royal Icing Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup of egg whites
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

How to make Gingerbread men

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Also grease 2 baking trays with melted butter.
  2. Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and beat it using an electric mixer until it becomes pale and creamy.
  3. Then put in the egg yolk and golden syrup, beat them till they are combined well together. Then stir in the ginger, flour, mixed spice and sodium bicarbonate.
  4. Meanwhile, put the egg white in a small bowl. With the help of an electric beater, beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add in the icing sugar and beat again till stiff peaks form. Cover this bowl with a plastic wrap and keep it aside.
  5. Take the dough and place it between 2 sheets of baking paper, then roll it out until its about 4mm thick.
  6. Use a 9 cm gingerbread man cutter and cut out shapes. Place them on the greased baking trays with a distance of 3cm each. Repeat this process with the leftover dough.
  7. Bake them for 10 minutes or until they turn brown in colour. Then transfer to a wired rack to cool.
  8. Take a bowl, add the egg whites and vanilla and beat until it is frothy. Add the sugar gradually and continue whisking till the mixture is shiny. Continue whisking till stiff peaks form (This should take 5-7 minutes).
  9. Place the royal icing in small plastic bags. Cut a small hole in a corner of each bag. Pipe this icing over the gingerbread men to decorate and finish with smarties.
  10. Serve warm for best taste.

Reviews for Gingerbread men (1)

Sukhmani Bedi3 years ago

So lovely! :)