• Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 30 minutes
  • Serving For 4 People
  • Difficulty Normal

Recipe Ingredient

  • 100g soft brown sugar
  • 150g butter
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda, sifted
  • 1 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 360g plain flour, sifted
  • A few chocolate chips to decorate


  1. Combine butter, honey and sugar in a saucepan, cook over medium low flame, stirring for 2–3 minutes or until sugar is dissolved. Bring to the boil then remove saucepan from the heat.
  2. Stir in bicarbonate of soda and transfer mixture to a large bowl. Leave aside to cool.
  3. Stir in beaten egg, mixed spice, ginger, baking powder and flour. Mix to combine into a dough.
  4. Divide dough in half and shape into discs. Place the discs into plastic bags and refrigerate for an hour or until firm to the touch.
  5. Preheat oven to 180°C and grease baking trays. Roll out a piece of dough disc between two plastic sheets to about 3mm thickness. Use a gingerbread man cutter and cut out the shapes.
  6. Place the shapes about 2cm apart on prepared trays. Bake for 8–10 minutes or until just firm to the touch. Leave to stand on the trays for 5–6 minutes before transferring onto wire rack to cool.

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