A child icing homemade biscuits.

OMO Activities: Make Your Own Gingerbread Men

Delicious and low in sugar, this recipe for gingerbread men is ideal for lunchbox snacks and teatime treats. The odds are that the first biscuits that you will have made at home or at school were gingerbread men, and they were probably eaten limb by limb until all that remained was a delicious gingerbread face! This recipe will take no time at all to prepare and cook, and the mixture is low in sugar and additives, ideal for little tummies. As you write out your grocery list of ingredients, ensure that you stock up on an effective laundry detergent

What you will need:

  • 350 g of plain flour
  • 1 tsp. (5 ml) of bicarbonate of soda
  • 100 g of softened butter
  • 2 tsp. (10 ml) of ground ginger
  • 175 g of soft light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 Tbsp. (60 ml) of golden syrup
  • Currants or icing tubes to decorate

What to do:

  1. Grease a large baking tray and pre-heat the oven to 190 degrees Celsius/gas mark 5.
  2. Pop the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger into a mixing bowl, and use your fingers to rub the butter into the mixture.
  3. Add the sugar and syrup, and stir in the egg until it makes a firm dough.
  4. Roll out your dough to ½ cm and cut out your gingerbread men with a cutter or freehand if you are able to do so.
  5. Place your biscuits onto the tray, leaving space between them to allow for expansion while cooking.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown.
  7. Leave to cool on a wire rack before decorating with currants or piped icing.
  8. Make a warm cup of tea and enjoy!

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