Gingerbread Men and Reindeer

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No need for reindeer cookie cutters with our festive Gingerbread Man recipe - just turn the gingerbread upside down and, ta da! You've got a reindeer!

8 Portions

Easy 50 Minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients

For the recipe  Gingerbread Men and Reindeer

For the Gingerbread:

300 g Plain Flour
5 g Dr. Oetker Bicarbonate of Soda
10 g Ground Ginger
5 g Ground Cinnamon
115 g Unsalted butter
75 g Light Brown Sugar
75 g Dark Brown Sugar
45 ml Golden Syrup
1 Medium Egg

For the Decoration:

Dr. Oetker White Designer Icing
Dr. Oetker Rainbow Decorating Icing
20 g Dr. Oetker Milk Chocolate Chips
1 g Dr. Oetker Bright and Bold 4-Cell

preparation

Preparation

For the Gingerbread

Step 1: Place the butter, light brown sugar and dark brown sugar in a bowl and creamy together, once smooth add the egg and golden syrup. Mix together to form a smooth paste. 

Step 2: In a separate bowl mix together the flour, Bicarbonate of Soda, cinnamon and ginger. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix together until a dough is formed – this is easiest to do in a free standing mixer but you can also mix the dough together by hand.

Step 3: Once the dough has formed, knead on a surface lightly dusted with flour. Roll out the dough to a thickness about ½ cm and cut out gingerbread men with a cutter about 12cm in height, re-rolling the dough as required. 

Step 4: Place the gingerbread men on a tray lined with greaseproof paper, spaced slightly apart. Chill your gingerbread men in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

Step 5: 10 minutes before baking pre-heat the oven to 200°C (180°C Fan/ Gas Mark 5). Once chilled place your gingerbread men in the oven for 12-15 minutes, until slightly darker in colour, the biscuits will firm up on cooling. Allow your biscuits to cool on the baking tray for 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Step 6: Once cooled it’s time to begin decorating; use your designer icing to pipe the details onto the gingerbread men and reindeers. – if the designer icing is too firm place in a jug of warm water for a minute to loosen the icing.

Step 7: Use the Writing Icing, Chocolate Chips and Sprinkles to add more intricate details and get creative!

Nutritional Information for the recipe Gingerbread Men and Reindeer

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 1976 kJ
472 kcal
1645 kJ
393 kcal
Fat 16.02 g 13.35 g
Carbohydrate 75.83 g 63.19 g
Protein 5.01 g 4.17 g

preparation

Preparation

For the Gingerbread

Step 1: Place the butter, light brown sugar and dark brown sugar in a bowl and creamy together, once smooth add the egg and golden syrup. Mix together to form a smooth paste. 

Step 2: In a separate bowl mix together the flour, Bicarbonate of Soda, cinnamon and ginger. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix together until a dough is formed – this is easiest to do in a free standing mixer but you can also mix the dough together by hand.

Step 3: Once the dough has formed, knead on a surface lightly dusted with flour. Roll out the dough to a thickness about ½ cm and cut out gingerbread men with a cutter about 12cm in height, re-rolling the dough as required. 

Step 4: Place the gingerbread men on a tray lined with greaseproof paper, spaced slightly apart. Chill your gingerbread men in the fridge for about 30 minutes.

Step 5: 10 minutes before baking pre-heat the oven to 200°C (180°C Fan/ Gas Mark 5). Once chilled place your gingerbread men in the oven for 12-15 minutes, until slightly darker in colour, the biscuits will firm up on cooling. Allow your biscuits to cool on the baking tray for 10 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Step 6: Once cooled it’s time to begin decorating; use your designer icing to pipe the details onto the gingerbread men and reindeers. – if the designer icing is too firm place in a jug of warm water for a minute to loosen the icing.

Step 7: Use the Writing Icing, Chocolate Chips and Sprinkles to add more intricate details and get creative!

Nutritional Information for the recipe Gingerbread Men and Reindeer

Per Serving Per 100 g / ml
Energy 1976 kJ
472 kcal
1645 kJ
393 kcal
Fat 16.02 g 13.35 g
Carbohydrate 75.83 g 63.19 g
Protein 5.01 g 4.17 g
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