• Ingredients: 8
  • Serves: 12
  • Bake: 20 mins
  • Level: easy

Gingerbread men garland with plain white flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger (ground), cinnamon, butter (unsalted), unrefined light muscovado sugar, egg(s) (free range), golden syrup. To make this gingerbread men garland for 12 persons you will need for preparation and 20 mins for baking.


  • 350g Plain white flour
  • 1tsp Bicarbonate of soda
  • 2tsp Ginger (ground)
  • 1tsp Cinnamon
  • 125g Butter (unsalted)
  • 175g Unrefined light muscovado sugar
  • 1 Egg(s) (free range)
  • 4tbsp Golden syrup


  1. Step 1Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, 350°F, gas mark 4). Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Step 2Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon into the bowl of a food processor.

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  3. Step 3Add the butter and whiz until the mix resembles breadcrumbs and then stir in the sugar.

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  4. Step 4Lightly beat the egg and golden syrup together, then add to the food processor and pulse to make a dough. Leave to chill for 15 minutes.

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  5. Step 5Roll out on a lightly floured surface to ½ cm thick. Cut out with gingerbread cutters and put on a baking tray, leaving a gap between them. Using a straw punch out two holes in the centre of the gingerbread man – this is where your string will be threaded.
  6. Step 6Bake for about 15 minutes. Leave on the tray for 10 minutes then move to a wire rack to finish cooling. When cooled decorate.
  7. Step 7Carefully thread a thin ribbon between the holes in each gingerbread man attaching them all together and string up as a decoration.