Simple Gingerbread Man Cookies

You can’t beat the smell of freshly baked gingerbread.

Treat yourself (and whoever else is lucky enough to live with you) to these delicious gingerbread men cookies from @healthy_floflo. They take less than half an hour to make and only require six simple ingredients, which all happen to be vegan-friendly too.  

They’re the perfect festive treat to enjoy on cold morning coffee breaks or with a hot chocolate on the sofa while you’re watching your favourite Christmas film. Sweetened naturally with maple syrup and plenty of aromatic mixed spice, they’re free from any butter or refined sugar making them an ideal healthy alternative to the regular shop-bought kind.  

Be warned though, a batch of these won’t last long.  

Makes 15


  • 120 g plain flour
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. mixed spice
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 60 g maple syrup
  • 60 g 100% Coconut Oil
  • Optional decoration: icing pen


  1. Preheat the oven to 190°C.  

  2. Add all of the ingredients to a mixing bowl and mix until you form a ball of dough.  

  3. Roll out the dough over a clean work surface or straight on top of some baking paper, using a rolling pin and a light sprinkling of flour if needed. Aim to make a sheet of dough around 0.5cm thick.  

  4. Use a gingerbread man cookie cutter to cut out your gingerbread men – you should get around 15 from the dough. Place on a lined baking tray and bake for around 8-10 minutes.  

  5. Once baked, allow to cool before piping with icing sugar if decorating. Enjoy immediately — Flo recommends serving alongside a hot chocolate for the ultimate festive treat — or keep for up to 3 days in an airtight container.  

Nutritional Facts

Amount per serving

Calories 77
Total Fat 4g
Total Carbohydrates 9.3g
Protein 0.9g

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Lauren Dawes

Lauren Dawes

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Lauren is an English Literature graduate originally from the South. She’s always loved swimming, has discovered the power of weight training over the past few years, and has lots of room for improvement in her weekly hot yoga class.

On the weekends she’s usually cooking or eating some kind of brunch, and she enjoys trying out new recipes with her housemates – especially since shaking off student habits, like mainly surviving off pasta. Above all, she’s a firm believer in keeping a balance between the gym and gin.

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