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Gingerbread recipes

33 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.


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  • Gingerbread people on a wire cooling tray

    Gingerbread people

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.59 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

  • Soft gingerbread cut into gingerbread people and circles

    Soft gingerbread

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.9 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!

  • Easy gingerbread cut into star shapes

    Ultimate easy gingerbread

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.68 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

  • 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

  • One gingerbread train filled with sweets

    Gingerbread train

    A star rating of 3 out of 5.2 ratings

    Create this cute gingerbread train for a fun Christmas centrepiece. The dough makes more than you’ll need, but having extra makes it easier to cut out neat shapes

  • 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 4.4 out of 5.5 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

  • 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

  • Chocolate gingerbread Advent calendar

    Chocolate gingerbread Advent calendar

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.5 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

  • Cinnamon biscuits with icing

    Christmas biscuits

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.46 ratings

    These easy cinnamon flavoured Christmas biscuits are great for getting the kids involved in cooking, and they can also be used as edible tree decorations

  • Piernik (Polish gingerbread)

    Piernik (Polish gingerbread)

    A star rating of 4.3 out of 5.10 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

  • Chocolate dipped cookies on wire cooling rack

    Honey & spice cookies

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.6 ratings

    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

  • Mini gingerbread houses

    Mini gingerbread houses

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.17 ratings

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

  • Gingerbread cookie cottage

    Gingerbread cookie cottage

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.11 ratings

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

  • Gingerbread trees

    Gingerbread trees

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.44 ratings

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

  • Homemade gingerbread cottage

    Homemade gingerbread cottage

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.7 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

  • Lebkuchen


    A star rating of 4.4 out of 5.57 ratings

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

  • Ginger fairings

    Ginger fairings

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.48 ratings

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


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