• 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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  • Could make gingerbread rabbits for Easter if you want to. Thanks for the recipe. Lots of fun.


  • I love gingerbread men – who would have thought you could add peanut butter to them and make them even more moorish!


  • Going to give these a try with kids


  • Lovely. Especially for Christmas celebrations


  • I used to make these all the time with my daughter.


  • Great recipe kids will love it for sure thx for sharing


  • Nice I’m making bunnies for Easter


  • Easy recipe to follow and I love gingerbread men might just do some for Easter but in a Bunny form


  • Sounds like would be delicious all year round


  • Definitely bringing this recipe out when it’s Christmas


  • I love this peanut butter for baking. I have Never put in gingerbread though. Must try it.


  • I’m a recent convert to this delicious little dudes


  • You can usually find this peanut butter in the supermarket, made with whole peanuts, sprinkled with sea salt, and roasted with the skins left on. Very cute gingerbread, using mainly pantry staples and helpful substitution tips. Made post Xmas in a different shape.


  • I just used normal peanut butter as I couldn’t find the one listed but it turned out very nice. I just made into round biscuits because it is not Christmas.n The family loved them.


  • Skin on peanut butter? new to me. Must have a look in store. Thanks.


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