Gingerbread People

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Serves: 20

Category: Biscuits and Slices


  • 0.5 cup brown sugar
  • 125g polyunsaturated margarine
  • 0.5 cup golden syrup
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2.5 cups plain white flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • 1 tablespoon bicarbonate of soda
  • Cranberries and currants, optional


  1. Combine the sugar and margarine in a bowl and beat until light and creamy
  2. Add golden syrup and egg yolk and beat until combined, stir in flour, spices and bicarb soda
  3. Turn onto floured surface and knead until smooth, wrap the dough in plastic and chill for 30 minutes
  4. 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.
  5. Place on trays about 3cm apart. Repeat with any excess dough.
  6. Bake in oven for 10 minutes or until brown. Remove from oven. Transfer to a rack to cool.
  7. Decorate with cranberries and currants

Nutrition information panel

Nutrient Per Serve Per 100g
Energy 539KJ 1260KJ
Protein 2.5g 5.88g
Total fat 1.8g 4.5g
Saturated fat 0.32g 0.7g
Carbohydrate 25.6g 58.3g
Sugars 11.6g 27.3g
Dietary Fibre 1.5g 3.4g
Sodium 100mg 235mg

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