Cinnamony Gingerbread Man

As the saying goes, "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach." Very true! I am sure one of the many reasons why my man love me so much is that I can cook yummylicious foods for him whenever he requested for it! Haha!

And sure enough, this gingerbread man is a special request from him. He likes the texture of a gingerbread man but doesn't like the mixed spices that most of the gingerbread man has. So in this recipe, I've only added ground ginger and ground cinnamon.

Yes, i know, but these ain't gingerbread man, you may say. We couldn't find any gingerbread man cookie cutter, so we had to make do with whatever cookie cutter we have at home.

The texture is a cross between a cake and a cookie. Because of the golden syrup, it has a fragrant caramelized smell and it contributes to the cakey texture. The flavor of ginger and cinnamon were well balanced with the cinnamon taste comes first, followed by the latter. It would taste even yummier if it is in gingerbread man shape. However still a 'Two Thumbs Up' from my hubby!

Can you guess what this is? Haha, yes, it's Peppa Pig, drawn by my hubby! Even tho' the drawing is not that good, but my daughter loves it! Hehe.. it doesn't takes alot of effort to make your children happy, just know what they like!

(Recipe adapted from

Prep Time  : 40 mins
Cook Time : 20 mins
Total Time : 1 hour
Makes       : 25 (star-shaped)

125g butter
1/2 cup brown sugar (firmly packed)
1/2 cup golden syrup
1 egg yolk
375g plain flour
1 1/2 tbsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt

1 egg white
3/4 cup icing sugar, sifted
8-10 drops red liquid food colouring
8-10 drops green liquid food colouring

1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Greased 2 baking trays with melted butter.

2. In a mixing bowl, whisk butter and sugar until pale and creamy. Add in the golden syrup and egg yolk and whisk until combined. Stir in the flour, ginger, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.

3. Transfer the dough onto a lightly floured surface and gently knead until smooth. Press dough into a disc and rest in the fridge, covered with a cling wrap for 30 mins.

4. Using 2 sheets of baking paper, sandwich the dough in between and roll out until about 4mm thick. Cut out shapes using gingerbread man cutter/ cookie cutter. Arrange on baking trays with 2cm apart.

5. Bake in oven for about 9-10 mins or until browned. Leave to cool on a rack.

6. While the dough is resting in the fridge, work on your icing. In a clean bowl, whisk egg white until soft peaks. Gradually add in icing sugar and beat until stiff peaks.

7. Depending on what color you wanted to use most, divide the icing and add in the coloring accordingly.

8. Place prepared icings in small plastic bags and keep in fridge until your cookie is ready to be piped on. To pipe, cut a small hole in a corner of each bag.

● If there is any excess dough for 2nd batch, place the dough in the fridge while the 1st batch is baking. Take it out when you are ready to cut into shapes.

Make this recipe? Don't forget to snap a photo of it and tag #msyummyliciousrecipe on social media! I would love to see them! Enjoy my recipe!

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