• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 10 minutes
  • Serving For 6 people
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Description

Instead of making the classic gingerbread man for Christmas, we are making Lemon Butter Cookies. These cookies are in the shape of a gingerbread man.

This recipe is best with
Anchor Unsalted Butter

Recipe Ingredient

  • For the cookies:
  • 1cup butter (softened)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs (beaten)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 3 tsp lemon juice
  • 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • For the icing:
  • 1cup icing sugar (sifted)
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3-4 drops green liquid food coloring (optional)
  • 3-4 drops red liquid food coloring.optional


  1. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, milk and lemon juice.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and chill for 30 min to 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 200°C. Line baking trays with baking paper. Roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to 4-5mm thick.
  4. Using 8cm Christmas cookies cutter of your choice, cut shapes from dough and place on trays. Re-roll dough scraps once and cut more shapes.
  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges turn light golden. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  6. Mix icing sugar and lemon juice in a bowl. Divide prepared icing into small plastic bags. Add food coloring in separate plastic bags.
  7. Cut a small hole in a corner of each bag. Pipe icing over the cookies to decorate. Leave to set for 1 hour.

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