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Craisins® Dried Cranberries Gingerbread Men

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Makes 10-12 Large Gingerbread Men


200 grams self-raising flour
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1 teaspoon cinnamon
50 grams butter
50 grams dark brown soft sugar
2 tablespoons black treacle
1 tablespoon golden syrup
1 finely grated zest of orange

For the icing:
100 grams icing sugar, sieved
Approx. 1 tablespoon orange juice or water
Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries - to decorate


Heat the oven to 180°C. Lightly grease 2 baking sheets with butter. .

Sift the flour, ginger and cinnamon into a mixing bowl
In a heavy-based saucepan, melt the remaining butter, sugar, treacle and golden syrup over low heat. Do not allow to boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the orange zest. Pour the butter mixture into the flour and mix thoroughly to form a soft dough.

Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface to approximately 6mm thick. Cut out with gingerbread people cookie cutters; place on prepared baking sheets.

Bake for 6 - 10 minutes until just set and beginning to brown. Using a palette knife carefully lift the gingerbread men and leave to cool on a cooling rack.

For the icing, sieve the icing sugar into a small bowl and add the orange juice or water a teaspoon at a time until you get a smooth icing that runs off in thick ribbons. Using a piping bag or free hand decorate the gingerbread men with the icing and Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries.