18 November 2009

Homemade gingerbread man cookies recipe

As promised, please find the recipe below. Got the recipe from internet but I have modified it slightly and personally tested it!


125g unsalted butter (slightly thawed at room temperature)
60g brown sugar
90 g unsulfured mollasses or golden syrup (can get from certain supermarket or baking shop)
1 egg
300 g all purpose flour + 2 tbsp ground ginger powder + 1 tbsp ground cinnamon powder + 1 tsp soda bicarbonate (mix together & sifted) (A)
  1. Preheat oven at 180 degree celsius
  2. Beat butter, sugar and syrup till light and creamy
  3. Add egg
  4. Add (A) into the butter mixture and knead 2 minutes
  5. Take out and shape into a flat dough
  6. Cling wrap the dough / put the dough in a zipper bag and refrigerate for 1 hour/overnight
  7. Take out and put dough in between 2 pieces of greaseproof paper and roll into desired thickness
  8. Cut into gingerbread man shape and transfer onto baking tray
  9. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until slightly brown


1 big egg (white only)
280g icing sugar (sifted)
Assorted food colouring

  1. Beat egg white with a fork until foamy
  2. Add icing sugar in gradually
  3. Beat till icing stand in soft peaks
  4. Divide into bowls and mix with food colouring
  5. Pipe using disposable paper piping bags or made the piping bag from greaseproof paper
The above recipe made about 24 cookies (depending on cookies cutter size). Mine is about 8cm.

Happy baking!


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