Super Easy Gingerbread Recipe

We at TMC love a recipe to do with the kids, why not make some gingerbread men to decorate together or gingerbread stars to hand from the Christmas tree? This easy gingerbread recipe is unbelievably easy and so forgiving if it’s overworked, so perfect for getting the kids involved in.

Ingredients

– 100g salted butter
– 3 tablespoons golden syrup
– 100g of dark muscovado sugar
– 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
– 1 tablespoon ground ginger
– 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
– 225g plain flour

Method

Step one:
On a low heat, melt together the butter, sugar and golden syrup. Stir occasionally and leave to one side to cook slightly.

Step two:
Mix together the flour, bicarb, cinnamon and ginger in a separate bowl before adding in your buttery mixture. Stir to combine, then use your hands to bring it all together into a dough. The dough will be really soft and mouldable at this point, but it will firm up in the fridge.

Step 3:
Put the dough on a sheet of baking paper and shape with your hands into a rectangle. Lay another sheet of baking paper over the top and roll it out to about 1/2 cm thickness. Transfer the lot onto a baking tray to keep it nice and flat, then pop it in the fridge to chill for 1 hour.

Step 4:
Heat the oven to 190C/ 170C fan/ gas 5. Remove the dough from the fridge and start cutting your shapes! We made stars and men of different sizes and used a leaf cutter for the remaining bits of dough. If you want to hang them up, don’t forget to poke out a little hole for your ribbon to go through!

Step 5:
Place the biscuit shapes together on a baking paper lined tray, giving each one a little room, and bake for 9-12 minutes depending on the size of your biscuits. Once done, leave them to cool completely on the baking tray.

Step 6:
Time to decorate! Once cooled, you can use icing sugar in a piping bag (or store brought tubes) and any other edible decorations to make your gingerbread extra fancy. of course, you can always skip this step and devour them right away!

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7 Comments

  1. November 26, 2021 / 12:20 pm

    There’s nothing like ginger bread at Christmas. I won’t lie, I usually shop buy mine but this recipe is super simple, even I could follow it!
    Rosie

  2. November 26, 2021 / 3:23 pm

    I LOVE soft gingerbread so much! But I actually have struggled to find any in the coffee shops etc! Thank you for sharing this recipe!

    Lauren – http://www.bournemouthgirl.com

  3. ellegracedeveson
    November 26, 2021 / 7:05 pm

    Oooo I absolutely LOVE gingerbread men and this recipe is super easy! Thank you so much for sharing, I’ll be making these asap. Xo

    Elle – ellegracedeveson.com

  4. November 28, 2021 / 9:07 am

    Ha, my favourite part is definitely gonna be decorating them. They look so cute😍

  5. November 28, 2021 / 12:44 pm

    Gingerbread is my favourite thing to make at Christmas. My siblings and I always make a gingerbread structure each year. Once we did Gru’s House, the Disney Palace, Hogwarts Castle – such fun! x

  6. December 16, 2021 / 2:28 pm

    I enjoy recipes that have ginger in them as it taste soo awesome and this is the time for yummy gingerbread. Thanks for posting this one.

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