Gingerbread Man Biscuits
Gingerbread Man Biscuits

Gingerbread Man Biscuits

A quick and simple recipe for gingerbread men or ginger biscuits. These are great for children to help make, and are ideal as lunch box or after school bites.




15 mins


15 mins


  • 175g/6oz Tate & Lyle Light Soft Brown Sugar 
  • 350g plain flour
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tsp ground ginger, 
  • 100g unsalted butter (cubed) 
  • 4 tbsp Lyle’s Golden Syrup
  • 1 large egg (beaten) 
  • 30ml milk 
  • currants or raisins, a little glacé icing & some hundreds & thousands 


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C/375°F/Gas 5
  2. Sift together the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger. Add the butter and rub in to make fine breadcrumbs. Stir in the Tate & Lyle Light Soft Brown Cane Sugar 
  3. Beat together the Lyle’s Golden Syrup, the egg and milk. Stir into the dry ingredients and mix to a dough. Turn out onto floured surface and knead until smooth.  
  4. Roll out and use a gingerbread cutter to cut out 12 gingerbread men and transfer onto 2 baking trays. Decorate the biscuits with the dried fruit to make the faces and bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes. Once Cooled, decorate with glacé Icing and hundreds and thousands.