Dudmaston Gingerbread Men

This easy recipe for gingerbread men is great for children and can make wonderful festive gifts

Cakes and bakes
A plate of ginerbread men
  • Preparation time 30 minutes (prep. time)
  • Cooking time 20 minutes (cooking time)
  • Serves 8


  • 350g Plain flour
  • 2 tbsp Ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 175g Butter
  • 200g Light brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Golden syrup
  • 1 Egg


  1. Mix together the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger, and cinnamon.
  2. Once mixed together rub in the butter until the mixture turns like breadcrumbs.
  3. Add the sugar.
  4. Mix together the golden syrup and egg and add into the mixture to form a dough.
  5. Roll out dough until it measures between 1-2 cm in thickness.
  6. Using cutters of your choice cut out shapes ready for baking.
  7. Place shapes on a flat oven tray and place in the oven for 15/20mins at gas mark 4/ 180C.
  8. Once cooled get creative, how will you decorate yours?