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halloween gingerbread men - decorated with icing in shape of skeletons

Spooky and cute! Simple Halloween gingerbread men to bake with the kids. Tasty Halloween baked treats.

Halloween Gingerbread Man Recipe

Our super easy gingerbread men with skeleton decoration will be a big hit with the kids and best of all, they’re really easy to make.

My kids love to make Halloween ginger’dead men and it’s become a bit of a Halloween tradition at our house.

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Halloween Gingerbread Man Ingredients

  • 80g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 70g butter
  • 90g light brown sugar
  • 1 small egg – beaten
  • 1 tbs golden syrup
  • 1 pack of coloured icing tubes
platter of homemade Halloween gingerbread men decorated with icing to look like skeletons. Text overlay "spooky halloween ginger'dead men"

How to make Halloween gingerbread men

  • We make these using the food processor just for speed. Add the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger, cinnamon, butter and sugar to the food processor – blitz until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  • Add in the beaten egg and syrup – blitz again until a stiff dough is formed.
  • Tip the dough out, let the kids play with it to make it smooth and pliable.
  • Preheat the oven to 180C
  • Wrap in clingfilm and pop in the fridge for around 20 minutes to chill.
  • Grease a couple of baking sheets.
  • Remove the dough from the fridge and roll out to about 1/2 cm thick.
  • Cut out the gingerbread men and place on the greased baking sheets.
  • Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Leave the gingerbread men to cool for around 10 minutes on the tray and then slide them off the tray using a spatula and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  • Once cool decorate with coloured icing.

Make Halloween gingerbread men your way…

  • Decorate them with sprinkles and smiles for a non-spooky versions 
  • Dip them in white chocolate for gingerbread ghosts 
  • No time to bake? Buy ready made plain gingerbread man and a pack of writing icing for the kids to get busy with.

How to serve Halloween gingerbread men

  • As trick or treat gifts 
  • Halloween party food 

More easy Halloween recipes for you to try

  • Slime Dip – a delicious homemade guacamole dip with tortilla stars for dipping, just to add a little magic.
  • Edible Witch Wands – make up a batch of yummy edible witch wands with our super easy wand making recipe. This is a great recipe for kids to get busy with in the kitchen.
Yield: Makes 12

Halloween Gingerbread Men

halloween gingerbread men - decorated with icing in shape of skeletons

Cute little ginger'dead' men

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 80g flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 70g butter
  • 90g light brown sugar
  • 1 small egg - beaten
  • 1 tbs syrup
  • 1 pack of coloured icing tubes

Instructions

  1. We make these using the food processor just for speed. Add the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger, cinnamon, butter and sugar to the food processor - blitz until it resembles breadcrumbs.
  2. Add in the beaten egg and syrup - blitz again until a stiff dough is formed.
  3. Tip the dough out, let the kids play with it to make it smooth and pliable.
  4. Preheat the oven to 180C
  5. Wrap in clingfilm and pop in the fridge for around 20 minutes to chill.
  6. Grease a couple of baking sheets.
  7. Remove the dough from the fridge and roll out to about 1/2 cm thick.
  8. Cut out the gingerbread men and place on the greased baking sheets.
  9. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.
  10. Leave the gingerbread men to cool for around 10 minutes on the tray and then slide them off the tray using a spatula and leave to cool on a wire rack.
  11. Once cool decorate with coloured icing.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 118Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 52mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 0gSugar: 10gProtein: 1g

Nutritional content will vary depending on the exact ingredients you use and how careful you are with measuring - this nutritional information is given as a general guide only and may not be accurate - you should always calculate your own nutritional information especially if you have specific dietary requirements.

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