If there is a time of the year when everything seems to be like a fairytale then that’s the Christmas season. No one can deny that Christmas has something special that no other holiday has. However, Christmas wouldn’t be that magical without the traditional German gingerbread men cookies – Santa’s favorite ones!

gingerbread men cookies christmas

So, before Christmas arrives, let’s prepare the cutest gingerbread men cookies ever! Here is how:

What do we need?

  • 350g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 125g butter
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 175g brown sugar
  • 4 teaspoons golden syrup
  • 1 egg

For decoration:

  • Cake decorations
  •  Writing icing

Got it all? Let’s get started!

making gingerbread cookies

Step 1. Mix together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger, and cinnamon. Take a food processor and blend it together with the butter. Add the sugar and stir.

Step 2. Add the egg and the golden syrup and continue to blend it with the food processor until the mixture blends together perfectly.

Step 3. Take out the dough and knead it until it’s nice and smooth. Let it chill in the fridge for about 15 minutes.

Step 4. Preheat the oven to 180C.

Step 5. Roll the dough out (make sure it’s not too thick) on a floured surface. Take the cutters and cut out the cookies in gingerbread men shapes. Place them on a baking tray covered with greaseproof paper.

Step 6. Bake for around 12-15 minutes. Let them cool out. When cooled, take the writing icing and cake decorations and decorate them.

Step 6. Enjoy your Christmas and don’t forget to leave one gingerbread man for Santa when he comes to deliver the Christmas gifts!

Further reading:

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