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Christmas Gingerbread Men

A classic Christmas bake
Prep Time 8 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine biscuits, treats


  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 3/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • pinch Ground Cloves
  • 2 tsp Ginger
  • 2 Cups Plain Flour / All Purpose flour
  • 1/2 tbsp Black Treacle
  • 2 tbsp Maple Syrup
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract


  • Soften the Butter and mix in the brown sugar
  • Add in the spices, treacle, maple syrup, vanilla, and egg. Stir thoroughly.
  • Add in the flour and mix with a spoon and then form to a dough ball using hands
  • Ideally chill the dough in the refrigerator for an hour. If you have a little person who wants to just make the dough / you don't have enough time, then you can get away with skipping this step and the biscuits will still turn out ok.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 farenheit / 160 clesius fan oven and line a baking sheet
  • Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut the Gingerbread men / Cookie shapes out of the dough.
  • Bake in the centre of the oven for 8-10 minutes
  • Cool on a wire rack
Keyword Christmas, Gingerbread Men