Gingerbread Men Christmas Recipe

Nothing says ‘Christmas Treat’ more than a tasty Gingerbread Man!  Loved by adults and children alike, these easy to make cookies are sure to be a tasty treat this festive season!

Easy – 0:20 Minute Prep – 0:10 Minute Cook – Makes 16


  • 125 g butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup CSR brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1/2 cup CSR golden syrup
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 tbs ground ginger
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups pure icing sugar sifted


  1. Beat butter and sugar in a small bowl with an electric mixer until combined. Beat in the golden syrup and egg yolk.
  2. Transfer mixture to a large bowl, stir in the sifted dry ingredients. Turn the dough onto a floured surface, knead until smooth. Divide the dough in half. Enclose in cling wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 160°C (140°C fan-forced). Grease and line two oven trays with baking paper.
  4. Roll each dough half between sheets of baking paper until 5 mm thick. Using a 13cm gingerbread man cutter, cut out shapes and place on trays about 2.5 cm apart. Bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly golden. Remove from oven and cool.
  5. For icing, lightly beat egg white and lemon juice in a small electric mixer. Gradually beat in sifted icing sugar until firm peaks form.
  6. Spoon icing into a small piping bag fitted with a small plain nozzle and decorate.Recipe courtesy of CSR Sugar –

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