For more festive spice, check out our Christmas biscuit recipes and have a go at these gingerbread houses. There's more where that came from with these cracking Christmas baking recipes, from fruit cakes, pavlovas, cookies and tiered cakes. Browse our review of the best baking trays for when you're whipping up your next batch of cookies.

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  • Gingerbread people on a wire cooling tray

    Easy gingerbread recipe for kids

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.60 ratings

    Make decorating these adorable gingerbread men even easier (and less messy!) with tubes of shop-bought icing and sweets. Get the kids involved too

  • Soft gingerbread cut into gingerbread people and circles

    Soft gingerbread

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.11 ratings

    Promoted by NEFF

    Love gingerbread with a soft centre and crisp edges? This recipe is for you. It isn’t meant for decorations or gingerbread houses – just bake, ice and enjoy!

  • Gingerbread hot chocolate in a large mug with a small gingerbread biscuit alongside

    Gingerbread hot chocolate

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.5 ratings

    Make this festive version of hot chocolate with fragrant orange, ginger, cloves and cinnamon. To make it extra-special, top with whipped cream

  • Choc & ginger dippers

    Choc & ginger dippers

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Have some leftover gingerbread dough? Bake it into biscuit fingers for dunking into hot drinks after a meal

  • Spiced lemon & ginger biscuits on a wire cooling rack

    Spiced lemon & ginger biscuits

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.12 ratings

    Bake these grown-up gingerbread biscuits, spiced with black pepper and stem ginger. They're perfect after dinner with an iced shot of limoncello or a hot toddy

  • Scary bat bunting

    Scary bat bunting

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Make deliciously edible party decorations by stringing bat-shaped gingerbread biscuits iced in ghoulish black around your room

  • Samuel’s gingerbread birdhouse decorated with fondant Christmas decorations

    Samuel's gingerbread birdhouse

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Create this stunning gingerbread birdhouse imagined by Samuel Debenham who won our gingerbread house competition. It's the perfect Christmas centrepiece

  • Oaty plum gingerbread slice

    Oaty plum gingerbread slice

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.22 ratings

    A rustic traybake for any time of day. Try a square at coffee break, or with a jug of steaming custard after dinner.

  • Easy gingerbread cut into star shapes

    Ultimate easy gingerbread

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.70 ratings

    Make some gingerbread stars to hang from your Christmas tree. This biscuit dough is extremely forgiving if overworked, so it's perfect for baking with children

  • A selection of Christmas gingerbread penguins

    Christmas gingerbread penguins

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.2 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

  • Gingerbread haunted house

    Gingerbread haunted house

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    Try your hand at this Halloween themed gingerbread house - don't worry about home-made wonkiness, it all adds to the creepy effect

  • Gingerbread syrup

    Gingerbread syrup

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.14 ratings

    This simple syrup makes a lovely homemade gift and adds a festive flavour to drinks and desserts - stir into hot chocolate, warm apple juice or Prosecco, or drizzle over ice cream

  • Gingerbread cookies served on a wire tray

    Gingerbread cookies

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.39 ratings

    Put your feet up and enjoy these moreish gingerbread cookies with a cuppa, made with aromatic cloves, ginger, cinnamon and rich black treacle

  • Vegan gingerbread people

    Vegan gingerbread cookies

    A star rating of 4.1 out of 5.17 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

  • Gingerbread jumpers

    Gingerbread jumpers

    A star rating of 4.5 out of 5.7 ratings

    Cover these cute gingerbread biscuits with icing and sprinkles in Christmas jumper patterns for a fantastically festive bake

  • Gingerbread stained glass biscuits on a wire tray

    Gingerbread stained glass biscuits

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.7 ratings

    Bake these pretty gingerbread biscuits with a stained glass centre as treats at Christmas time with the kids. They make great presents for friends and family

  • Gingerbread wreath

    Gingerbread wreath

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.8 ratings

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

  • Vegan gingerbread people

    Easy vegan gingerbread

    A star rating of 3.9 out of 5.6 ratings

    Make our simple vegan version of gingerbread for Christmas, or as an anytime treat. Shape into gingerbread people and get the kids to help decorate them with icing

  • Chocolate loaf cake topped with melted chocolate, with slice cut

    Chocolate gingerbread cake

    A star rating of 0 out of 5.0 ratings

    Make something sweet with plenty of spice in the form of this Polish gingerbread cake with a rich chocolate glaze. This easy loaf cake is perfect for winter

  • A tall gingerbread house in a snowy Christmas scene

    Simple gingerbread house

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.106 ratings

    Bake a gingerbread house with our simple biscuit recipe and design template. Get the kids involved, too, and weave some magical Christmas memories

  • Gingerbread bunting

    Gingerbread bunting

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.24 ratings

    These tasty spiced gingerbread men make a fantastically festive, edible Christmas decoration - string up and eat within two weeks

  • Gingerbread man

    Gingerbread man

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.96 ratings

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

  • Gingerbread Bûche de Noël

    Gingerbread Bûche de Noël

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.8 ratings

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

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