Recipe: Gingerbread People

Gingerbread People

Servings: 2 biscuits


  • 125 g butter or margarine
  • 125 ml brown sugar firmly packed
  • 1 egg
  • 625 ml flour
  • 5 ml bicarbonate of soda
  • 15 ml ground ginger
  • 40 ml golden syrup


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C
  • Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy
  • Add the egg and beat well
  • Gradually add the sifted dry ingredients and the syrup, mix well, and knead lightly
  • Divide the dough into 6 portions and roll out each portion until 3 mm thick
  • Cut out gingerbread figures with cookie cutters or cut around cardboard shapes with a sharp knife
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes
  • Leave to cool on the trays


125 ml icing sugar, mixed with a little boiling water to make a small quantity of glacé icing
Spoon the icing into a small plastic bag, snip off one corner to make a piping bag
Pipe on features and clothing