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Double Ginger Gingerbread Men


Recipe Info

  • Servings : 12
  • Prep Time : 6m
  • Cook Time : 12m
  • Ready In : 28m

A fun and easy recipe to make with the kids.


  • 140g unsalted butter
  • 100g dark muscovado sugar
  • 3tbsp golden syrup
  • 350g plain flour
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2tsp ground ginger
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 2 balls stem ginger from a jar, chopped
  • To decorate:
  • 50g icing sugar
  • a few glace cherries
  • 2 balls stem ginger


Step 1

Heat oven to 200°C/gas 6. Line 2 baking sheets with baking parchment. Melt the 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 ginger to make a stiffish dough.

Step 2

Wait until cool enough to handle, then roll out dough to about 5mm thick. Stamp out ginger- bread men, re-rolling and pressing the trimmings back together and rolling again. Lift onto baking sheets. Bake for 12 minutes until golden. Cool 10 minutes on the sheets, then lift onto cooling rack

Step 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 form 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.

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