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Gingerbread Skeletons

Category: toddler

Duration: medium

Age: toddler

Keywords: snack, toddler, lunch box


Here’s a cute twist on the traditional gingerbread man. Great for themed parties, Halloween, or Friday the 13th.

Cutting out shapes


  • 1 ½ cup flour
  • 125g softened butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 egg
  • 1 T golden syrup


  1. Mix butter, sugar and golden syrup on low heat until combined, remove from heat, add egg.
  2. Add sifted dry ingredients and mix until well combined.
  3. Form into a ball and wrap with glad wrap. Refrigerate for 3 hours.
  4. Using half the dough at a time, roll out to 6mm thick and cut into shapes using a gingerbread man cutter.
  5. Bake 5-8 minutes @ 190degC.
  6. Cool on wire racks.
  7. Ice with white icing made from and egg white and enough icing sugar to make the right consistency for piping. Pipe icing onto each biscuit to look like bones.
  8. Start with a skull, then a spine, ribs, leg boned in two parts (above and below the knee), and arms in two parts.

More photos

Gingerbread man ingredients
Cutting gingerbreadmen
Cutting out shapes
rolling pastry

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