Christmas Gingerbread Men

Christmas Gingerbread Men

The fragrant spices will put you in a festive Christmas mood. I made these with my hubby. He really enjoyed cutting and icing the cookies. These are standard Christmas cookies. Make holes at the top to hang as ornaments on your Christmas tree!

Ingredients: 20 large cookies

450 g
Molasses (or brown cane sugar)
200 g
Brown sugar
130 g
Unsalted butter
250 g
Ginger powder
1 tablespoon
2 teaspoons
1 teaspoon
Baking soda
1/2 teaspoon
Baking powder
1 teaspoon


1. Combine the molasses and butter in a pan, cook over low heat, and add the butter. Be careful not to burn it! Once it cools, mix in the egg.
2. Mix together the flour, sugar, and spices in a bowl. Gradually add the cooled wet ingredients from Step 1 to make the dough.
3. Once the mixture forms a dough, wrap in plastic wrap, then chill in the refrigerator for 40 minutes.
4. Roll out the dough, then cut the cookies. Arrange on parchment paper on a baking sheet, then bake for 20 minutes in an oven preheated to 160C.
5. Once the gingerbread cookies are cooled to the touch, they're ready to be iced. Add any color you like to the icing. (Mix a small amount of egg white to powdered sugar until it reaches an appropriate consistency, then fill pastry bags to decorate.)

Story Behind this Recipe

My British mother-in-law taught me how to make these since Christmas was near. She said my husband used to make these with her when he was a child.