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Festive Gingerbread Men Recipe

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Festive Gingerbread Men - Microwave Recipe

Festive Gingerbread Men

This classic recipe is perfect for the kids at Christmas. These crunchy ginger delights are baked in a Panasonic Convection Microwave Oven and can be decorated with writing icing which is fun for the whole family.


  • 350 g Plain Flour
  • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 2 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 150 g Butter
  • 175 g Soft Brown Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 4 tbsp Golden syrup
  • To decorate: Writing Icing


  • Sift together into a bowl the flour, bicarb, ginger and cinnamon.
  • Add the butter and blend together until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Stir in the sugar.
  • Lightly beat the eggs and golden syrup together and add to the mix and combine until it clumps together.
  • Tip the dough onto a work surface and knead until smooth. Wrap in cling film and chill in the fridge for 15 mins.
  • Pre-heat the oven on CONVECTION 180C.
  • Line two baking trays with grease proof paper.
  • Lightly flour a work surface and roll the dough out to ¼” thickness. Using cutters cut out your ginger bread shapes and place on the backing trays leaving a gap between them.
  • Bake for 12-15 mins or until lightly golden, leave on the baking tray to cool for 10 mins before moving to a wire rack to finish cooling.
  • When completely cool decorate with the writing icing.