Tuesday 21 December 2021

Gingerbread Men Biscuits

These gingerbread men are super easy to make and are vegan!

It was never a tradition for myself or my family to make gingerbread men every Christmas, but as I've gotten older I've found myself wanting to make them every year. Not only do I love the taste, the snap of the biscuit, perfectly dunked in tea (essential to dunk all biscuits no?) the spicy ginger, I do love decorating them as tedious as it may be. Do they all look the same? Absolutely not. Could I improve my icing skills? 100% yes. But that's all the fun of it. This tradition I do solely by myself, I'm not surrounded by creative bakers but that doesn't stop me having a little fun. Nevertheless, gingerbread men are so much fun done with others, especially if you have children, nieces, nephews, friends etc. It's the perfect activity for some festive fun! Plus, gingerbread men are perfect for topping some gingerbread cupcakes or a gingerbread cheesecake

If you love gingerbread...

Check out my other recipes for more inspiration!


Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Serves: 28 biscuits with a 5cm cookie cutter - may make more or less depending on the size of the cutter


  • There are lots of decorating ideas using royal icing on Pinterest that are really easy to copy. I went for something simple but try different techniques if you're up for a challenge. 


  • 100g plain flour
  • 80g caster sugar
  • 10g ground ginger
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 60g golden syrup
  • 40g butter
  • Royal icing for decorating 


  1. Preheat the oven to 160℃ and grease and line a large baking tray. 
  2. Melt the butter and golden syrup together in the microwave. 
  3. In a large mixing bowl, add the dry ingredients and mix. Then add the butter/syrup mixture and mix well, till a dough is formed. 
  4. Dust the work surface with some flour and roll the dough out to 3mm thick. Use a 5cm cookie cutter to cut out biscuits and place onto the lined baking tray.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes but no longer as they can burn really easily. Leave to cool on a wire rack before decorating with royal icing. Enjoy!


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