Gerhard Jenne's Gingerbread Men

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

A wonderful reliable tasty recipe for making gingerbread men or any other gingerbread cookie. Ice to make Gingerbread Santas for Christmas or to make clowns for a child.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the first batch of ingredients until boiling in a small pot on the stove.
  2. Stir in the butter until melted.
  3. Remove from the heat.
  4. Add the baking soda.
  5. Stir quickly to mix and then add the flour.
  6. Stir until well combined.
  7. Form into a log and chill for at least 1 hour then cutting off 4 mm slices or chill the dough in the fridge before rolling out to a thickness of 4 mm and then cutting out gingerbread men shapes.
  8. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celcius for 13-15 minutes.


Most Helpful

I have just made this recipe and it passes the "but mum I dont like ginger in my gingerbread men" Have put this in my cookbook and we are just about to decorate them now !!

carly75 May 23, 2003

This is the best gingerbread men recipe I have ever made. I like my gingerbread spicy so I added a little more of the ginger, cinnamon and cloves and omitted the orange zest. I like the fact that it is very easy to roll out once it has spent a little while in the fridge. Thank you for the recipe.

Kaybee #3 March 23, 2009

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