I love the look of gingerbread men. There’s something so appealing about a large cookie in the shape of a stylized person, don’t you think? I whipped this small batch up a while back and they were just adorable.

Makes 5-6 gingerbread men

Gingerbread Recipe

60g butter
50g sugar
2 tsbp golden syrup
160g self raising flour
1 tsp ground ginger

  1. Melt butter, sugar and golden syrup together. Add flour and ground ginger and mix until it forms a dough.
  2. Cut cookies out and bake in a 180 Celcius oven until slightly brown around the edges.
If you are really lazy, you can choose to just buy some decorating icing pens and just use that. However, royal icing is always the gold standard. I usually make a tiny batch by just taking part of an egg white and slowly mixing in some icing sugar until it’s the right consistency.
Getting the right consistency takes practice, but with a few tries you’ll get the hang of it. I usually use a disposable piping bag – it’s the quickest, even if it’s not the most economical.