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Easy Gingerbread Man Recipe

Ginger Bread Man

This easy gingerbread man recipe will make entertaining the kids so fun. It’s the perfect time of the year and even the youngest ones love to help. Granted, clean up will be a little more than expected but the kids have a ton of fun when they are part of creating something yummy.


  • 125g Margarine (135ml)
  • 100g sugar (125ml)
  • 25ml Golden Syrup
  • 25ml Ginger Preserve Syrup
  • 290g Cake Flour (550ml)
  • 2ml Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 10ml Fine Ginger
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 12,5ml Water
  • Ginger Preserve Pieces
  • Glazed Cherries, Currants, Candy eyes, or other edible decorations


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C (356°F)
  2. Generously grease your baking tray
  3. Cream together the margarine and sugar
  4. Then add the golden syrup and ginger syrup and mix well
  5. Sieve flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and salt together
  6. Add dry ingredients along with the water to the margarine mixture and kneed into a soft dough
  7. Roll the dough out to about 5mm thick on a flat surface sprinkled with flour and cut out the gingerbread men with a cookie cutter.
  8. Decorate with pieces of glazed cherries and currants, then bake for 10 to 15 minutes
  9. Transfer to cooling rack and allow to cool

Tip: If you’d like to decorate with other edible decorations instead of currants and cherries, do that after baking and cooling,

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