• Serves 25
  • Makes 25
  • 90 minutes
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 9 Ingredients


Doubling as a great school holiday boredom buster, this cute Gingerbread Men recipe from leading dietitian Susie Burrell will satisfy the sweet cravings for children and adults alike this festive season, but without the sugar rush!

Experiment with different toppings for the eyes or buttons using dried fruit, nuts or chocolate drops.

This recipe was created by leading dietitian Susie Burrell for Mayver’s. 

Ingredients (serves 25 | makes 25 Gingerbread men)

  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/3 cup Mayver's Skin On Peanut Butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp bicarb soda
  • 2 cups plain flour, sifted


  1. Place butter and peanut butter in a medium mixing bowl. Mix well with an electric beater until light and fluffy. Add sugar, egg and vanilla and pulse until well combined.
  2. Stir in spices and flours. Place in the fridge for 1 hour to rest.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C (fan forced) and line three baking trays with baking paper.
  4. Use a lightly floured rolling pin to roll out dough on a large sheet of baking paper until 4-5mm thick. Cut out gingerbread men with your desired cutter and place onto lined baking trays. Repeat with remaining mixture.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden


Tip: If you’re looking for an alternative to brown sugar, try honey or rice malt syrup.

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  • Love these. Great to make for Christmas. Thank you


  • so cute, these would be lovely to gift to friends too – printed the recipe to make next christmas!


  • So cute! Gingerbread is definitely a family favourite!


  • Love gingerbread, but would have to leave out the peanut butter as I just cannot stand the taste or smell of this. Thanks for sharing a lovely easy recipe.


  • I never used to like ginger bread but these are nice and fun for the whole family to decorate


  • I made these the week before Christmas and they were a massive hit in our house! I’m usually the only one who eats gingerbread this time of year but even hubby likes these!


  • Great idea with the alternative ingredients well done look forward to trying


  • Looks incredible. Cannot wait to make these recipe with my little ones.
    Greetings from the team at http://www.jaykirby.com.au


  • I love making gingerbread men. They look so Christmas-y – well done!


  • Adorable gingerbread men, my kids would love making these.


  • this version sounds delicious


  • These are just gorgeous. We love making biscuits like this for Christmas.

    • We love baking at Christmas too – it is a family tradition.


  • These are cute and very Christmasy. My kids love to eat them and of course decorate them too!


  • I love making gingerbread – it is always a festive treat to make gingerbread with the family. Gingerbread is always a wonderful gift to give and to eat! Thanks for sharing your recipe.


  • I’ll be giving these a try … definitely interesting with peanut butter in them


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