Christmas Gingerbread Men

Homemade gifts are timeless; everyone appreciates the thought and care that goes into them, especially when they are a tasty treat.

A perfect present for family and friends, these easy and simple to make Christmas biscuits are a great gift to make with the family this year.

Christmas Gingerbread Men
PREP TIME 25 minutes COOK TIME 12 minutes MAKES 20
  • 275g plain flour
  • 100g of butter cut into small pieces
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 1 medium egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground ginger

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C degrees. Place the flour and butter into a large mixing bowl.
  2. With your fingers squash the lumps of butter into the mixture.
  3. Add the sugar and egg yolk along with 2 tablespoons of cold water.
  4. Season the mixture with the ground cinnamon and gingerbread spice, adding the quantity depending on your liking.
  5. With a blunt knife, mix the mixture together. Place baking paper onto 2 baking trays.
  6. On your work surface, dust with a small amount of flour.
  7. Place the dough onto the surface and with a rolling pin, roll out the dough.
  8. With your Dexam gingerbread man cookie cutters, cut into the dough until you have finished with your required amount.
  9. Bake the biscuits for 8-10 minutes before removing from the oven and leaving to cool on the side or on a wire rack.
  10. Once cool you can either decorate the gingerbread men or place them in a jar with a ribbon and a label, ready to give as a gift.