Iced gingerbread men on a circular wire tray

Gingerbread recipes

Bake a batch of festive gingerbread biscuits to give as gifts, hang on the tree or devour straight away. Kids will love decorating our easy cookies and ornate gingerbread houses.

55 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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 hr
Easy
Vegetarian
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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

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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26 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

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

32 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
16 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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
Vegan
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 10 mins
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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

46 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
7 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
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97 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 12 mins
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24 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr and 45 mins
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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!

1 hr and 11 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
95 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
8 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

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

47 mins
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4 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
40 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

These cinnamon flavoured Christmas biscuits are great for getting the kids involved in cooking, and they will look great on the tree too

2 hrs
Easy
9 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 5 mins
Easy
5 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

More than just gingerbread, these Christmas cookies have our special festive spice mix and are dipped in dark chocolate. Get the kids involved in baking them

42 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
15 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Everyone can decorate their own gingerbread house this Christmas, with Sarah Cook's cute mini versions

1 hr and 25 mins
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10 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Here's a gingerbread recipe sure to delight youngsters and enchant adults alike; a genuine house of gingerbread

45 mins
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44 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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

22 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
6 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 25 mins
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54 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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

30 mins
Easy
44 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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

20 mins
Easy
12 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

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
2 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

Make this stunning gingerbread Christmas tree as a standalone treat, or as a decoration for a festive cake, such as our pure gold Christmas drip cake

43 mins
Easy
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