Gingerbread Recipes

Check out our two gingerbread recipes – one for gingerbread dough and one for a gingerbread house.

Gingerbread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 75g butter
  • 3 1/2tbsp golden syrup
  • 60g light soft brown sugar
  • 175g plain flour
  • 1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2tsp ground ginger

Method

  1. Add butter, golden syrup and light brown sugar to a pan. Stir on a low heat until sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger to a mixing bowl then stir together. Make a well in the centre and pour in the sugar and butter mixture.
  3. Stir together to form a dough (it might be easiest to use your hands).
  4. Wrap in clingfilm and let chill for 30mins to firm up.
  5. Lay the dough between two sheets of baking parchment. Press dough lightly with a rolling pin. Give a quarter turn than repeat.
  6. Give it a final quarter turn, then start to roll backwards and forwards, giving regular quarter turns. Until dough is roughly thickness of a £1 coin.
  7. Using a biscuit cutter cut out the shapes. Bake at 190°C (170°C fan) mark 5 for 10-12min, until lightly golden brown.
  8. The biscuits won’t be firm but will harden when left to cool outside the oven.
  9. Decorate!

Recipe courtesy of Good Housekeeping

Gluten-free Gingerbread House

Download gingerbread house template

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (210 g) all purpose gluten free flour (I used Better Batter), plus more for sprinkling
  • 3/4 teaspoon xanthan gum (omit if your blend already contains it)
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons (56 g) cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons (75 g) granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup (73 g) packed light brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons (84 g) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons (63 g) unsulphured molasses
  • 2 tablespoons (42 g) honey
  • 1 egg (50 g, weighed out of shell) at room temperature, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Royal Icing
  • Gingerbread House Cookie Cutters, or my Paper Template and a sharp knife

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