I found this recipe a few years ago and it has become my go to gingerbread recipe. This easy recipe for gingerbread men is great for baking with children, and it makes a lovely homemade Christmas present.

Gingerbread Ingredients

  • 1 kg of plain flour, plus extra for rolling out
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 cup of sugar or xylitol
  • 3 tablespoons of cocoa, the less coco powder the lighter in colour  the gingerbread men will be
  • 200 ml of thick, sour cream 18%, at room temperature, can be replaced by yogurt
  • 3 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon of cloves, half a teaspoon of instant coffee, half a teaspoon of pepper
  • 250 g butter
  • 400 g of honey

To decorate

  • writing icing (optional)
  • cake decorations (optional)
  • icing sugar, almond flavouring oil