In a small saucepan, combine milk, butter, and sugar, in a saucepan and heat gently then set aside to cool.
Place flour in a large bowl, make a well in the middle of the flour and pour the yeast into the well.
Add milk mixture to flour and mix all the ingredients together. Knead into a ball, dust with flour and let rise covered in a warm place for 2 hours.
Roll dough and divide into 10 pieces to form into gingerbread men shaped.
Place the Schmutzli on a large baking sheet covered with baking or wax paper, making sure to leave enough room between each one.
Let rise for a further 20 to 45 minutes.
Brush with egg and milk mixture, decorate with the raisins, almonds and cherries.
Bake in a previously pre heated oven at 180°C for 15-20 minutes.