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How to make Ninjabread Men

Updated on February 9, 2015

How to make Ninjabread Men!

A new twist on Gingerbread Men - buy these fabulous Ninja shaped cutters and make Ninjabread Men! Ninjabread Men are a perfect homemade gift. Maybe your man would like some for Valentines?

Me and my friend Jennie had a lot of fun making these, and they sure taste good. I hope that you enjoy this recipe, you sure will have fun decorating them!

These Ninjabread Cookie Cutters are available on Amazon.

Photography in this lens is by Amy Trumpeter and Jennie Band (all rights reserved).

Equipment you will need to make Ninjabread Men

Ninjabread men cutters

Mixing Bowl

Wooden Spoon

Baking paper

Baking trays

Knife

Spatula

Rolling Pin

Sieve

Weighing scales (we like the Victorian style!)

Teaspoon

Tablespoon

Retro Scales are Great Fun!

Retro Scales are Great Fun!
Retro Scales are Great Fun!

Buy Ninjabread Men Cutters on Amazon

Ninjabread Men Cookie Cutters
Ninjabread Men Cookie Cutters

A set of Ninjabread Men Cookie cutters are essential.

 

Ingredients for Ninjabread Men

125g Unsalted Butter

60g Soft Brown Sugar or Dark Brown Sugar

90g Golden Syrup

1 Lightly Beaten Egg

300g Plain Flour

1 Teaspoon of Bicarbonate of Soda

1 Tablespoon of Ground Ginger (If you like a lot of ginger, add an extra half tablespoon)

Currents can be used for the eyes, but I prefer...

Icing Gel Tubes

Stage 1 - Preheat the Oven!

Pre-heat your oven to 180C or Gas Mark 4. Also line two baking trays with baking paper in preparation for the Ninja action.

Stage 2 - Mix the Butter, Sugar and Syrup

Cream the butter, sugar and golden syrup. In fact, cream those Ninja ingredients until light and fluffy. Then add the egg gradually, and it should look like this.

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Stage 3 - Add Dry Ingredients

Sift the dry ingredients (flour, ginger and bicarbonated soda) over the butter mixture. Mix it with a flat bladed knife to combine it.

Stage 4 - Get your Hands Dirty!

Now for the messy bit, time to get your hands in there. Go on, you know you want to! The mixture will need to be kneaded, and will form a lovely dough like this.

Stage 5 - Roll out the dough and cut your Ninjas

Roll out your dough ready for those Ninja's! Make it around 5mm thick, slightly more if you like thick ones. Then refrigerate the rolled out dough for 10-15 minutes to firm.

Next you are ready to cut out those bad boys! Cut them as close to each other as possible to save have to remake dough balls and re-roll. It is easier to pull the access dough away from the cookie cutter and then pop him out, rather than trying to pull the Ninja out of the cutter!

How to make Gingerbread Cookies

Ginger vs Ninja

Which do you prefer?

Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

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  • Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

    Gingerbread men are so yesterday.

Stage 6 - Cook those Ninjas!

Place your cut out Ninjas on the prepared baking tray (should be covered in baking paper). Pop them in the oven for between 10 and 14 minutes. They should come out like this!

Stage 7 - Decorate your Ninjabread Men!

They need to cool for around 15 minutes to 30 minutes before you can decorate them. Then, you can use your Icing Gel to put in the Ninja mask, karate belt and shoes!

Wilton's Icing Gel Tubes - Perfect for Decorating your Ninjabread Men

Wilton Halloween Colors Ready-To-Use Gel Tube Set (Black, Orange & Violet 0.75 oz.Tubes)
Wilton Halloween Colors Ready-To-Use Gel Tube Set (Black, Orange & Violet 0.75 oz.Tubes)

Wilton Icing Gel tubes make decorating your Ninjabread Men quick and easy. This is the Halloween set including black, orange and violet. They come in a variety of other colours, so follow this link to order.

 

Gingerbread Tardis

Another great geeky gingerbread idea is a Gingerbread Tardis. You simply need four rectangular sheets of gingerbread and blue, black and white icing.

Gingerbread Tardis

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      beaworkathomemom 4 years ago

      Clever! I like the Ninjabread twist, very unique!

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      deyanis 4 years ago from Oz

      They're so cute and look very delicious.

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      MelanieMurphyMyer 4 years ago

      Haha these are great! Made me smile. :)

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      kabbalah lm 4 years ago

      sounds yummy

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      Peggy Hazelwood 4 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      These are very cute!

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      angelpower 4 years ago

      I've been wanting a ninja cookie cutter forever!

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      Amy Trumpeter 4 years ago from Oxford

      @James1978: Thanks James!

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      James1978 4 years ago

      Brilliant! Congratulations on creating such an original lens.