Christmas Baking – Gingerbread Folk


These are best gingerbread folk ever.  I made 24 of these gingerbread people yesterday and now there are 4 left. They are seriously tasty, very moreish and very easy to make.


  • 325g self-raising flour , plus extra to dust
  • 1 ½  tsp ground ginger
  • 1 ½  tsp ground cinnamon
  • 90g butter , cut into cubes
  • 110g caster sugar
  • 90g black treacle
  • 1 egg, beaten


Rub in the flour, sugar, ginger, cinnamon and butter until they resemble breadcrumbs.


Make a well in the middle and add the beaten egg and treacle. Start off by combining the mixture with a palette knife then finish with your hands. Shape the dough into ball, wrap in cling film and put in the fridge for 30 mins.


Heat the oven to fan 160C. Place the chilled dough on to a well-floured surface and roll out until it’s about the thickness of a pound coin.


Dip the cookie cutter in flour before cutting out the shapes. Place the shapes on a baking tray dusted lightly with flour, leaving space in between them.


They will take about 6 minutes to cook depending on their size. Take them out of the oven when they are just starting to get a tiny bit darker around the edges. Leave them to firm up for 5 mins, then transfer them to a wire rack to cool.


Once they’re cool you might want to decorate your gingerbread people. I prefer to just eat them straight away with a cup of tea, but that’s just me.gingerbread men gingerbread men


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