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Gingerbread recipe – Perfect for Christmas time!

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For me there are certain sights and smells that really remind me of Christmas, and the festive period in general. My gingerbread recipe is rather simple to make and definitely ticks the box!

It takes just a few minutes to throw everything together and then a little later you have gingerbread dough ready to roll and cut! We all need a bit of simplicity at Christmas time and these are ideal.

This gingerbread biscuits are great for little ones to help with, and decorate. They taste delicious and you can serve them alongside a nice hot chocolate or iced coffee.

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Anyway, here it is… My super easy gingerbread recipe!

Ingredients for my gingerbread recipe

320g plain flour

1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

2 teaspoons of ground ginger

115g of butter

150g of light soft brown sugar

1 egg

55ml of golden syrup

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Items I used when making my gingerbread:


Method for my gingerbread recipe

Mix together the flour, cinnamon, ginger and bicarbonate of soda. Blitz in the food processor (or mix by hand) until you achieve a breadcrumb like consistency.

Add the sugar.

Combine the egg and syrup then add to the mixture.

Now you have your gingerbread dough! Give this a small knead, or use your food processor to mix thorough.

Wrap the dough and then place in the fridge to chill for around 30 minutes.

Roll your dough to the requirement thickness. I find that 1/6 of an inch works really well. Although it is hard to tell that from my photograph I know! I used my cutter to cut out the shapes but you could freehand it if you don’t want to buy a cutter especially. I have used mine for 4 or 5 Christmas’ periods now and it is still just as great today as it was the first time I used it.

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Other items I used when making this recipe:

We didn’t decorate our gingerbread men, this time, and just had them as they came. They were still delicious! 

The finished results of my gingerbread recipe:

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Wednesday 7th of October 2020

Awesome gingerbread cookie recipe EVER. Made them last year and will be making them once again tomorrow morning. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas


Thursday 22nd of October 2020

Thanks so much!