1. In a large saucepan, combine the butter, sugar, corn syrup and spices; bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
2. Remove from the heat and cool to lukewarm.
3. Stir in eggs and vinegar.
4. Combine the flour and baking soda; stir into sugar mixture to form a soft ball.
5. Chill for several hours.
6. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to 1/4" thickness. Cut with a gingerbread man cookie cutter and place on greased baking sheets.
7. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes.
8. Remove to wire racks to cool.
**I decorated mine with some prepackaged outfits, red hots, tube frosting, and candy eyes.
In England, gingerbread may refer to a cake, or a type of cookie/biscuit made with ginger. In the biscuit form, it commonly takes the form of a gingerbread man. Gingerbread men were first attributed to Queen Elizabeth I, who allegedly served the figurines to foreign dignitaries. Today, however, they are generally served around Christmas. Traditionally, they were dunked in port wine.