Blogmas Day 16 – Not so Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread men are SO cute. But, I don’t like ginger flavoured things. SO, I decided to make some not so gingerbread men. Which, unfortunately, are not very exciting. They are just biscuits but gingerbread men shaped! YAY. They were still super duper yummy so I thought I’d share my lil guys with you. (I just used a biscuit recipe.)


250g butter, softened                                                      Sweets to decorate

140g caster sugar

1 egg yolk

2 tsp vanilla extract

300g plain flour



Preheat your oven to 180 degrees / gas mark 4

Weigh out all your ingredients so they’re easy to grab

Cream your butter and sugar together until they are well combined and slightly fluffy

Beat an egg and add to the mixture, along with 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Stir in your flour to the mixture and mix together until a dough is formed

Lightly flour your worktop in preparation for rolling your dough

Use a rolling pin to roll out your dough to a thickness of about 1cm

Use your cookie cutters to cut the dough and carefully place onto a baking tray


Bake your biscuits for 10-12 minutes or until they are golden brown

Leave your biscuits to cool


Once cooled, decorate your gingerbread men by giving them eyes and buttons! You can obviously decorate them any way you like, I thought I’d leave mine simple!

And there you have it, happy little not so gingerbread men!



9 sleeps!

Much love,


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