gingerbread men cookiesi needed a change from gingerbread men… i wanted to make a nutcracker… but i don’t have the cutter… so this was a good one because all you need is a simple rectangle biscuit or cookie cutter… i printed a picture of a nutcracker cookie sometime ago, but i really cannot remember where from… so to that blogger, apologies for not crediting you

Gingerbread cookie recipe adapted from


gingerbead men cookies 125g butter, at room temperature
100g brown sugar
125ml golden syrup
1 egg, separated
375g plain flour
1 tbs ground ginger
1 tsp mixed spice
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
150g pure icing sugar, sifted
8-10 drops red liquid food colouring
8-10 drops green liquid food colouring


室温黄油 125克
黄糖 100克
金黄糖浆 125毫升
鸡蛋 (分隔)1颗
面粉 375克
生姜粉 1大匙
混合调料 1小匙
苏打粉 1小匙
糖霜 150克,过筛
食用红色素 8-10滴
食用绿色素 8-10滴


gingerbread men cookies– Preheat oven to 180°C. Brush 2 baking trays with melted butter to lightly grease

– Use an electric beater to beat the butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add the golden syrup and egg yolk and beat until combined. Stir in the flour, ginger, mixed spice and bicarbonate of soda. Turn onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth. Press dough into a disc. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest

– Meanwhile, place egg white in a clean, dry bowl. Use an electric beater to beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add icing sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Divide icing among 3 bowls. Cover 1 bowl with plastic wrap and place in the fridge. Add red colouring to 1 bowl and stir until combined. Add green colouring to remaining bowl and stir until combined. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge

– Place the dough between 2 sheets of baking paper and roll out until about 4mm thick. Use a 9cm gingerbread man cutter to cut out shapes. Place on trays about 3cm apart. Repeat with any excess dough
面团隔着烘焙纸擀成厚度 4毫米的面皮。用 9厘米的姜饼人曲奇模裁切出饼干。每份曲奇距离3厘米摆放在烤盘上

– Bake in oven for 10 minutes or until brown. Remove from oven. Transfer to a rack to cool

  • to make gingerbread men ~ Place prepared icings in small plastic bags. Cut a small hole in a corner of each bag. Pipe icing over gingerbread men to decorate

Personal notes/温馨小贴士:

gingerbead men cookies– i made my cookies into nutcracker ~ cut out cookies with a rectangle cookie shape cutter

  • once it’s out of the oven, punch a hole at the top of the cookie with a large round piping tip and allow cookie to cool before icing

  • i used the no egg-white royal icing from my previous christmas chocolate cookies recipe for decoration

  • always begin by outlining the cookie before icing the entire portion, allowing each portion to dry completely before icing another layer

gingerbread men cookies– when the entire cookie has been iced, allow it to dry for a few hours. then pipe a thin line of icing between the hat and face, and sprinkle white nonpareils onto the icing. let cookie dry overnight

  • pull ribbon through the cookie hole and tie it. then, with a lighter, slightly melt the ends of the ribbon to seal them

gingerbead men cookieshang on tree, and have loads of fun `•.¸¸.•´´¯`•• .¸¸.•´(╯^▽^)╯`•.¸¸.•´´¯`•• .¸¸.•´

gingerbead men cookiesmy maid asked me if this was 财神爷…..  (-_-)ゞ

I am submitting this to the “Baby Sumo’s Christmas Recipes Collection 2013” event which is hosted by Baby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out

Pollution index: 104 (lightly polluted)


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