Gingerbread men are seasonal biscuits that everyone can enjoy, children can enjoy making them with their parents and even more enjoy eating them when they are nice and warm.

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Gingerbread Men

Ginger cookies go so well with coffee or on their own. Every household should stock up on them.
3.38 from 8 votes
Pin Recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Biscuits
Cuisine British, South African
Servings 20


  • 125 grams butter
  • ½ cup golden syrup
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs separated
  • cups cake flour
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • Smarties


  • Mix the dry ingredients, except icing sugar.
  • Mix the egg yolks with the brown sugar and syrup.
  • Work into the dry mix, except icing sugar.
  • Roll the dough out and cut out men shapes.
  • Remix and roll out left-over dough to cut out more men.
  • Bake on baking paper at 180°C for 10 minutes.
  • While they cool down, prepare icing.
  • Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form.
  • Mix with icing sugar.
  • Use piping bag to apply icing on outlines of men.
  • Use Smarties to make eyes and buttons.
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