Christmas Gingerbread people

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Gingerbread people, also known as gingerbread men has been a popular recipe for decades in the UK and other parts of Europe. Did you know that each year, Santa takes some back for his Elves on Christmas Eve?

  • To prep

    20 min
  • To cook

    15 min
  • Level

  • Servings

  • 350g plain flour
  • 2tsp ground ginger
  • 1tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • 125g butter
  • 175g soft brown sugar
  • 4tbsp golden syrup
  • 1 free-range eggs


    Pre-heat your oven to 180c / 160c fan oven. Line some flat baking sheets with grease proof paper.
    Sift together the flour, ginger, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda. Rub in the butter to resemble a breadcrumb texture. Stir in the brown sugar.
    In a small bowl, beat together the golden syrup and egg. Mix this mixture into the dry breadcrumb mix. Combine together to form a ball. Wrap into Clingfilm and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
    Roll the dough out to a ¼ and inch thick. Using a gingerbread person cutter, cut out the cookie shapes and place on the baking sheets.
    Bake for 12 minutes and allow to cool fully before icing and decorating.

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