Gingerbread people decorated with icing

Christmas gingerbread recipes

19 Recipes

Spice up your festive period.

Gingerbread people

3.25

(7 ratings)

Make decorating these adorable gingerbread people even easier (and less messy!) with tubes of shop-bought icing and sweets. Get the kids involved too
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Christmas gingerbread penguins

0

(0 ratings)

Make a batch of cute Christmas gingerbread penguins and you'll be everyone’s favourite person. Give them as gifts, or serve them at a festive afternoon tea...
  • 2 hours and 35 mins
  • Easy

Vegan gingerbread people

4.583335

(3 ratings)

Switch the butter for coconut oil, eggs for chia and use chickpea water in royal icing to make these easy, totally vegan Christmas gingerbread biscuits
  • 42 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Gingerbread jumpers

2.5

(2 ratings)

Cover these cute gingerbread biscuits with icing and sprinkles in Christmas jumper patterns for a fantastically festive bake
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • More effort

Simple gingerbread house

4.378675

(68 ratings)

Bake a gingerbread house with our simple biscuit recipe and design template. Get the kids involved, too, and weave some magical Christmas memories
  • 1 hour and 12 mins
  • More effort

Gingerbread bunting

4.6875

(12 ratings)

These tasty spiced gingerbread men make a fantastically festive, edible Christmas decoration - string up and eat within two weeks
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • More effort

Gingerbread wreath

0

(0 ratings)

Turn delicately spiced, iced biscuits into an edible Christmas decoration - a gorgeous gift to give to someone special over the festive season
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Gingerbread Bûche de Noël

4.6875

(4 ratings)

Give the classic chocolate Bûche a makeover with festive flavours of ginger, cinnamon, treacle and golden syrup and creamy butter icing
  • 47 mins
  • More effort

Chocolate gingerbread Advent calendar

5

(2 ratings)

Get the kids in the kitchen to help bake the biscuits for an edible Advent calendar. We've shaped ours to make bunting, snowflake and baubles...
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • Easy

Spicy tree biscuits

4.092595

(27 ratings)

These cookies are great for getting the kids involved in cooking, and they will look great on the tree too
  • 2 hours
  • Easy

Piernik (Polish gingerbread)

5

(4 ratings)

A classic Polish honey gingerbread cake is adapted by Edd Kimber. It's layered with plum jam and coated in chocolate with sprinkles of edible gold
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • Easy

Mini gingerbread houses

4

(12 ratings)

Everyone can decorate their own gingerbread house this Christmas, with Sarah Cook's cute mini versions
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort

Gingerbread men

3.63983

(59 ratings)

Even the smallest hands can help make these gingerbread men – perfect for Christmas. You can use raisins, sultanas or Smarties to decorate...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Gingerbread cookie cottage

4.77778

(9 ratings)

Here's a gingerbread recipe sure to delight youngsters and enchant adults alike; a genuine house of gingerbread
  • 45 mins
  • More effort

Gingerbread trees

3.98718

(39 ratings)

Enjoy this recipe for golden gingerbread trees - make them to eat on their own, or to decorate your Christmas cake
  • 22 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Homemade gingerbread cottage

5

(4 ratings)

A step-by-step guide to making and assembling a beautiful gingerbread house complete with snow-capped roof and pretty piping - a great family project
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort

Lebkuchen

4.37222

(45 ratings)

A German biscuit similar to gingerbread, lebkuchen is easy to make and a great Christmas treat
  • 30 mins
  • Easy

Ginger fairings

3.826925

(26 ratings)

Delicately spiced biscuits with a moreish crunch, these West Country snaps are perfect for fairs and bake sales
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Iced ginger shortcake

4.136365

(11 ratings)

This crumbly shortcake by Good Food reader Amelia Leadley is easy to whip up straight from the cupboard - and perfect with a cup of tea
  • 50 mins
  • Easy