Gingerbread Men

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Food for Friends

By Levi Roots

Published 2010

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You can use this recipe to make ginger biscuits as well, but there isn’t a child who can resist a gingerbread man. If you feel like it, you can go mad on the decoration, using tubes of ready-made icing to make stripy jumpers in Caribbean colours or licorice shoelaces to give your gingerbread men dreadlocks!


  • 110 g ( oz) butter, cubed, plus extra for the baking sheet
  • 340 g (


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/gas mark 5 and lightly grease a baking sheet with butter. Sift the flour, ginger and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Rub in the butter with your fingers until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs, then mix in the sugar and egg.