Crystal Springs Gingerbread Men Cookies

Crystal Springs Gingerbread Cookies

The Festive Season is here and what better way to celebrate than with a few delicious Gingerbread Men Cookies. Put on your apron and bring out the oven mitts!




What you will need:

  • 2 Cups of Cake Flour
  • 15 ml of Ground Cinnamon
  • 2 ml of Ground Cloves
  • 5 ml of Ground Ginger
  • 5 ml of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 150 g of Brown Sugar
  • 30 ml of Milk (or water)
  • 80 ml of Maple Syrup
  • 80 g of Unsalted Butter
  • Smarties, Jelly Tots, Glazed Cherries for Decoration

What to do:

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C
  • Place the oven rack above the middle position
  • Line a baking tray with baking paper or a silicone mat
  • Sift the flour, ground cinnamon, ground cloves, ground ginger, salt and bicarbonate of soda together
  • Add the brown sugar and combine well
  • Heat the milk, maple syrup and butter together in the microwave or on the stove for approximately 1 minute
  • Add the mixture to the dry mix and stir until a thick dough forms
  • Knead the dough into a smooth ball
  • Roll the dough out to about a 3mm thickness on a floured surface
  • Cut the dough into the desired shape
  • Decorate the shapes with Jelly Tots (for the eyes), a piece of cherry (for the mouth) and Smarties (for the buttons)
  • Bake for approximately 7-10 minutes
  • Leave to cool before eating

Makes: 50 Delicious Cookies

Now that the baking is over – remove your apron and oven mitts and indulge in these scrumptious Crystal Springs Gingerbread Men Cookies! Please send us your pictures to feature at