Gingerbread women, men & men dressed as women / by Kevin

Well we went shopping, found people shaped biscuit cutters and a new rolling pin. We decided it was necessary to have some kind of biscuit baked each time we do this, so this time round gingerbread people! I also wanted these buscuits to go with the Elderflower Icecream for that evenings supper.


Yes I'm aware of the spelling mistake.

What you'll need:

  • 350g plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g cold unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 150g light soft brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 tablespoons golden syrup

Preheat oven to 180°C/gas mark 4. Line a baking tray with baking paper.


Sift flour, ginger and bicarb into a bowl. Rub in the butter till you get a sand like texture, then stir in sugar. In a separate bowl whisk together golden syrup and beaten egg in a bowl. Mix it in the dry ingredients to form a dough.


Roll out the dough on a floured surface till is about 3mm thick. Cut out you gingerbread:

  • Women
  • Men
  • Snails
  • Whales
  • Hedgehogs
  • Foxes
  • and so on


Place them on the prepared tin, with a tooth pick give them faces and angry eyebrows. Bake for about 10min or till golden. A tip also which I forgot with the first batch, give them a bit of space. Let them cool for about 5min on the tray then transfer to a rack.