Gingerbread men

Gingerbread men

Total: 1 hr 39 Min. | Active: 1 hr
Nutritional value / piece: 83 kcal
, Fat: 4 g
, Carbohydrate: 11 g
, Protein: 1 g


40 pieces


The original recipe with guaranteed success is for 40 pieces. Altering the number of portions may result in alternate results. Please note that the existing quantities are not automatically adjusted in the text.


150g butter, soft
150g cane sugar
1 egg
¼tsp salt

To finish the dough

300g white flour
1tsp cinnamon
½tsp baking powder
½tsp ground cloves
2cm ginger, finely grated
1 organic orange, use grated zest only

To decorate

1 fresh egg white
100g icing sugar
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Makes approx. 40 gingerbread men

How it's done


Place the butter, cane sugar, egg and salt in a bowl, mix using the whisk on a hand mixer until the mixture becomes lighter in colour.

To finish the dough

Mix the flour with all the other ingredients up to and including the orange zest, mix into the butter and sugar mixture, chill for approx. 30 mins.

To shape

Roll out the dough in batches between two sheets of baking paper to approx. 2 mm thick. Cut out the gingerbread men.

Place the biscuits on two baking trays lined with baking paper.

To bake

Approx. 9 mins. in the centre of an oven preheated to 200°C.

To decorate

Mix the egg white with as much icing sugar as it takes to produce a thick icing. Transfer the icing to a piping bag with a smooth nozzle (approx. 2 mm in diameter), pipe the eyes and mouth onto the gingerbread men, leave to dry.

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