Recipe from our resident foody Krissy (Krisztina Biliczky)

A lovely recipe for a Christmas treat and one of my favourite things to bake with the children. 


  • 80g plain all purpose flour ( can use oat flour but cookies will be drier) 
  • 40g brown sugar or sweetener replacement 
  • 50g unsweetened apples sauce 
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 

For the spice mix

  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ginger 
  • 1/4 tsp mixed spice 


  1. Preheat oven to 180
  2. Mix cookie ingredients until a soft dough forms, lay it on a flat surface and sprinkle with flour 
  3. Roll the dough out and cut the gingerbread men with a small cookie cutter (6-7cm). You can make any Christmas shapes or just round cookies. 
  4. Transfer the gingerbread man into a baking tray lined with parchment paper 
  5. Bake the cookies for 6-8 minutes. Add an extra 4 minutes to the baking time if you want the cookies crunchier.
  6. If you want to decorate with icing sugar, wait until cookies are cool.