Preheat the oven to 375 ° F (190 ° C). Heat the syrup until this liquid has cooled down.
Sift flour, baking soda and spices in a bowl. Add the butter.
Rub the fingers until the mixture looks like fine crumbs.
Add the sugar to the crumb-like mixture and combine well.
Beat the egg in the cooled syrup, until well blended.
Pour the syrup mixture into a hole in the center of the flour mixture. Knead
On the lightly floured surface, knead until softening the dough.
On a floured surface, stretch the dough to a thickness of about 5 millimeters.
With the cutter, make all possible men and dispose them in the trays.
One more cuts, stretch them and make more men, until using the whole mass.
Decorate the little men with raisins. Put eyes, nose and buttons.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown. Pass them to a rack to cool them down.
If you use it, mix sugar glass in a bowl with enough water to form a fine glaze.
Pass the frosting to the pastry bag, it will be useful to put the sleeve in a jug.
Decorate the men with the frosting to make clothes, hair or whatever you prefer.
Allow the icing to cool well before serving or storing.
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