Best gingerbread men recipe, a fun way to get the Christmas ready. With a nice touch of spices and a good crunch, these biscuits taste so christmassy.
It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas… and Christmas is about celebrating the birth of Jesus, having your family together, feeling blessed for what you have and wishing all the best for your loved ones. All you need is some gingerbread man cookie cutters, and the fun can begin.
l must say this is the easiest dough l’ve worked with, it does not stick to the working surface or the rolling pin and it is very easy to shape. And it’s yummy. I can feel the heat coming from the ginger, but it is not a very strong one, and the biscuits are nice and crunchy, yet chewy at the same time. A very beautiful recipe. You can choose not to decorate them, it is all up to you.
And do you know what is the best thing about these gingerbread men? That you can get the kids to help, they would just love to get their little hands dirty. What a fund they would have! I know kids get be (way too) messy, so your kitchen would probably end up being a desaster, but hey hoo, at least you have a great time.
And that what Christmas is all about, happiness. Not expensive presents, but the happy moments you spend with your nearest and dearest. These memories will stay with you forever, and the kids will always remember the fun, the laughter, the yummy gingerbread men they had. Priceless!
I could honestly eat these gingerbread men all year round, they are so scrumptious. Although I must admit that for some reasons, all these seasonal baking tastes does not taste as nice any other time of the year. To have gingerbread men, it has to be cold, and Christmas coming. Same with the gingerbread lattes, supermarkets might have the sachets any time of the year, but they do not taste the same, other than in late November and December. Don’t you think so?
Other christmassy treats:
Best gingerbread men recipe, a fun way to get Christmas started. The most delicious cookies you can have at Christmas.
- 350 g flour 2 1/2 cups)
- 175 dark brown muscovado sugar 1 cup
- 100 g butter (1/2 cup)
- 80 g golden syrup (or honey) (1/4 cup)
- 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp ground ginger
- 1 egg
- icing for decorating (optional)
Cut the butter in small cubes and put it in a pan over a low heat.
Add the muscovado sugar and the golden syrup and gently stir until the butter has melted and the mixture is smooth.
Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.
In a large pan, sift the flour and add the ground ginger, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda.
Crack an egg and beat slightly.
Make a well in the middle of the flour and add the egg and the buttery mixture.
Knead gently for a few minutes until it forms a dough.
Make a ball, cover in cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Transfer the dough to the working surface and use a rolling pin to roll the dough, it should have approximately 1/4 cm in thickness.
Bake in the preheated oven at 200 degrees Celsius (390 degrees Fahrenheit) for about 8 minutes, checking it regularly. Depending on your cookie cutter size, they might take between 7-10 minutes
Allow to cool completely, then decorate with icing if you wish.