We are getting ready for Christmas and looking for great recipes to make in the Thermomix. We love this one for Gingerbread men. You can make them as traditional men or turn them upside down and make reindeer!

120 grams butter
100 grams brown sugar
130 grams golden syrup
1 egg yolk
1.5 tablespoons ground ginger
1.5 teaspoons mixed spice
1 teaspoon bicarb soda
370 grams plain flour


1 egg white
150 grams icing sugar
food colouring of choice

Pre-heat oven to 180C.

Place syrup, sugar, butter, mixed spice and ginger into mixing bowl and mix 5 min/50 C/speed 2.

Add egg and mix 3 sec/speed 3.

Add flour and bicarb and mix 10 sec/speed 5 until combined.

Knead 2 min

Press dough into a disc. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.

Place the dough on a sheet of baking paper and roll out until about 4mm thick. Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes. Place on trays about 3cm apart. Repeat with any excess dough.

Bake for 10 minutes, transfer onto cooling rack with an egg slide.

Place Butterfly in a cleaned, dry bowl and place egg white inside.

Beat for 3 mins/50 degrees/speed 4.

Continuing at speed 4, gradually add icing sugar through the hole in the lid.

Add food colouring if desired, and mix at speed 4 until colour is uniform.

Pour icing into a sandwich-sized zip lock bag, and snip one corner off to pipe the icing onto the men.