Neriku's Gingerbread Men Recipe


There are some Christmas traditions a lot of people look forward to – decorating the tree, listening to Christmas carols, wrapping gifts. And baking & decorating gingerbread men with the kids goes right alongside those. 


Here is our recipe which we are happy to share with you.


Ingredients for the dough:

  • 115 grams unsalted butter
  • 150 grams brown sugar
  • 125 ml molasses
  • 2 large eggs
  • 485 grams all purpose flour
  • 10 grams ginger
  • 2 grams cinnamon
  • 2 grams all spice
  • 2 grams baking powder
  • 2 grams baking soda
  • 2 grams salt


Ingredients for decorations

  • Icing sugar
  • Decorations



- Mix the sugar with the butter. And then add the molasses and eggs. Mix well.

- In another bowl sift the flour with all the other spices, salt, baking soda and baking powder. And beat the 2 mixtures together into a creamed texture.

- The mixture is a bit liquidy. Leave it to set in the fridge, until it solidifies.

- Pre - heat the oven at 180°. On a slightly floured surface, roll the dough out to a 0.5cm thickness. Using a floured cutter, cut out the gingerbread men shapes and place the them apart from each other on a baking sheet.

- Bake for about 11 - 13 minutes or until lightly golden - brown.

- Leave them on the tray for 10 minutes and then move them to a wire rack to finishing cooling.

- When cooled decorate with the icing sugar and decorations.


 Happy Baking!!


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