How to Bake Gingerbread People

Posted in: Baking Ramadan Jul 26 2012

gingerbread-ramadan-cookiesThe Eco Muslim sent us this yummy and healthy recipe for Gingerbread. Her little creations are so cute with their little Smartie buttons.  I’ll definitely be making these. Ingredients

  • 340g plain flour  (or) 1 1/2 cups
  • 115g brown sugar (or) 1/2 cups
  • 10g bicarbonate of soda  (or) 2 teaspoons
  • 20g of ginger powder  (or) 4 teaspoons
  • 170g butter (or)  3/4 cup
  • 40ml golden syrup (or treacle) (or) 1/3 cup Karo
  • and one egg


  1. Sift all the dry ingredients into a bowl to remove clumps.
  2. Chop in cold butter and crumble between your forefingers and thumb to make a sandy mixture.
  3. Pour in the wet ingredients (syrup, egg) and mix together to form a pasty cement mixture.
  4. Use your hands, squash together the mixture, and then knead to create a dough.
  5. Roll out to 4-5mm thick on a floured surface. Anything thicker than a 1p coin (English) will produce cookies that are too puffy.
  6. Use a shaped cutter to cut out men. Draw in expressions and ‘buttons’ with a skewer.
  7. Lift onto a baking tray lined with baking parchment and bake at 180ºC for 6-8mins.
  8. When the cookies look ‘tanned’, form and lift without breaking, take out of the over.
  9. Completely cool.
  10. Using chocolate buttons, icing (frosting) and sweets, decorate the gingerbread men.

Find the Ramadan Cookie Project details here: The original gingerbread recipe is on Zaufishan’s  educational blog: