Gingerbread Men

The perfect DIY stocking filler.


35 cookies

Ready In:

3 hours 30 minutes

Good For:

Xmas Treats & Stocking Fillers


About this Recipe

Who doesn’t love a festive cookie!

These gingerbread men are perfect for those of us who are not-so-crafty or simply don’t have time to pipe out those intricate patterns! Simply top with your favourite Natural Fibre blend.

Cook up a batch and store in sealed containers for a wonderful DIY gift.



  •   3 ¼ cups (390 g) flour
  •   1 tsp salt
  •   ¾ tbsp ground ginger
  •   2 tsp ground cinnamon
  •   ½ tsp allspice
  •   ¼ tsp ground gloves
  •   ¼ tsp ground nutmeg
  •   2/3 cup (150 g) butter
  •   ¾ cup (150 g) brown sugar 
  •   2/3 cup (200 g) molasses
  •   1 egg
  •   2 vanilla beans (or 2 tsp vanilla extract)

For Sprinkling


You can use your favourite festive cookie cutters to make an array of shapes and sizes! Simply adjust your baking time accordingly. See below, a rough time guide to help you out!

Cooking time guide:

150 mm (6 in) cookie size = ~11 minutes

100 mm (4 in) cookie size = ~8 minutes

50 mm (2 in) cookie size = ~5 minutes

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Combine flour, baking powder, salt, ginger, cinnamon, allspice, cloves, and nutmeg in a large bowl. Set aside.

Step 2

In another bowl, use a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment to mix the butter (medium speed until creamy), for about 1-2 minutes.


Step 3

Add brown sugar and molasses and mix until combined.

Step 4

Add egg and vanilla and mix until fully combined. 

Step 5

Add dry ingredients and mix on low speed just until combined.

The dough will be sticky and thick. Give it a few kneads by hand and divide in half. Form discs and wrap up tightly in plastic wrap. Chill for at least 3 hours.

Note, can be chilled for up to 3 days.

Step 6

Preheat oven to 175°C (350°F).

Line 3 large baking trays with baking paper and set aside.

Step 7

On a well-floured surface roll out dough discs into a 6 mm (¼ inch) thickness.

Cut out cookies with a 100 mm (4 inch)* gingerbread men cookie cutter and place on the prepared baking sheets with about 25 mm (1 inch) space in-between.

Bake for 8-9 minutes.

* See our cooking time guide above for baking alternative cookie sizes!

Step 8

Allow to cool on baking try for 5 minutes then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.

Ice with drizzled melted chocolate and sprinkle with Natural Fibre Original Blend and goji berries (optional).


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