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Mason Cash Gingerbread Men

January 2013

Step 1

Mix together the flour, ginger, cinnamon and bicarbonate of soda in the bowl.  

Step 2

 Mix the butter with your fingertips until it looks like breadcrumbs then add the sugar.

Step 3

 Add the egg and golden syrup and mix in with the spoon until it forms a dough. Tip the dough out onto a clean, lightly floured work surface. Knead the dough for a couple of minutes until it is smooth.

Step 4

 Pre-heat the oven to 180C/ gas mark 5.

Step 5

 Lightly flour the rolling pin and roll out the dough so that it is 0.5cm thick. Cut out the gingerbread man shapes using the cookie cutter.

Step 6

 Lay the biscuits on a greased baking tray and bake in the oven on a middle shelf for 10 minutes or until golden brown. Decorate with currants, icing or sweets if required.


350g plain flour

1 teaspoon ground ginger

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

100g butter

175g dark muscavado sugar

1 egg

4 tablespoons golden syrup

Preparation Time

30 minutes

Cooking Time

10 minutes

You can't catch me, I'm the gingerbread man!