Quick & Easy Gingerbread Man Recipe!

Written by Lingzie

Topics: Christmas, Recipes

Christmas is just days away! And so, if you’re in need of a last minute really quick and really easy gingerbread man recipe, look no further!

Gingerbread Men

My friends and I had wanted to make some gingerbread men but almost all the recipes we found on the internet required freezing the dough for an hour at least. We had time constraints though and it seemed like we were gonna scrap the whole gingerbread men baking activity. That is until we found this idiot-proof recipe we got off Malaysian Women’s Weekly (Dec issue) courtesy of Panasonic.


How easy is it? First – you don’t need a mixer! And second – you don’t even need a fancy oven!  A microwave/convection oven would do!

PS: We baked these at 10pm at night and finished everything (including decorating which took up a major portion of the time and cleaning up) just slightly before midnite. Pretty quick no?

So what ya waiting for? Get the recipe after the jump…


Easy Peasy Idiot Proof Gingerbread Man Recipe (adapted from Malaysian Women’s Weekly Dec Issue, courtesy of Panasonic)


176g All purpose flour

1/4 tsp soda bicarbonate

Pinch of salt

2 tsps ground ginger (we added 3)

1 tsp ground cinnamon

66g unsalted cold butter cut into pieces

76g brown sugar

1 tbsp golden syrup

1 tbsp treacle (we didn’t have this so we just added 2 tbsp of golden syrup instead)

1/2 tbsp milk (we didn’t have this either so we used water)

1 egg yolk, beaten


1. Preheat microwave oven on Convection mode to 180degrees Celcius (or check what mode your microwave oven should be on for baking cookies)

2. Sift together all the dry ingredients (flour, soda bicarbonate, salt, sugar, ground ginger and ground cinnamon) in a large bowl. (We didn’t even sift, just used a spoon to mix everything up)

Rubbing in the butter. (And no, those dainty fingers don't belong to me)

Rubbing in the butter (and no, those dainty fingers don’t belong to me)

3.  Using your fingers rub in the cubes of butter into the dry ingredients until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.


4. Next, add in the liquids (golden syrup, treacle if using, milk and egg) and the brown sugar.

Gingerbread cookie dough

5. Knead lightly until a dough is formed.

14 Comments Comments For This Post I'd Love to Hear Yours!

  1. nice….. can do this with my gal…. she would be thrilled. Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!
    .-= FoOd PaRaDiSe´s last blog ..Sushi Kitchen @ Sg. Ara, Penang =-.

  2. Ming Na says:

    Ho Ho Ho, Gingerbread Man, Stollen, Minced Pies, Christmas Pudding…. are all here for you!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family!
    .-= Ming Na´s last blog ..Hong Kong & Macau – Day 4 (Part 1: Leitaria I Son / Yee Shun Milk Products) =-.

  3. NKOTB says:

    Wow… into baking mood, uh?? Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!!
    .-= NKOTB´s last blog ..Fun Tea Garden =-.

  4. wow so cute, we do think the same lol!
    .-= Big Boys Oven´s last blog ..Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year from Big Boys Oven =-.

  5. allie says:

    Nice job! Merry Christmas to you! 😉
    .-= allie´s last blog ..Kam Heong Crab @ Terubong Seafood Restaurant =-.

  6. Nothing like the smell of gingerbread to remind one that Xmas is here… 😉

    Merry Xmas to you and your loved ones, and a Happy New Year!
    .-= Life for Beginners´s last blog ..Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas… =-.

  7. buzzingbee says:

    Merry Christmas to you!!!
    Very cute creation you have..nice 🙂

  8. food-4tots says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family! I will bookmark this idiot-proof recipe. You girls are really very creative! Tks for sharing.
    .-= food-4tots´s last blog ..My petunia photo on Ivy’s Kitchen’s signage =-.

  9. tracieMoo says:

    this is just so cute! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
    .-= tracieMoo´s last blog ..Santa’s Diet =-.

  10. iamthewitch says:

    Those cookies are so very cute! And this looks like a simple recipe, I must try it some day! 🙂

  11. MnYfoodtalk says:

    Wau, creative gingerbread man. You can finished it within 2 hours, that was fast!
    .-= MnYfoodtalk´s last blog ..Cha Dango ?????? | Japan =-.

  12. Wen says:

    If i’m using an regular oven, what temperature should i set then?

  13. So how long are they meant to be in the microwave once that are cut into shapes? Making them with my little cousin and am very unsure… :/

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