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 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 3.6 out of 5.7 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 2.5 out of 5.2 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

    Gingerbread house

    A star rating of 4 out of 5.118 ratings

    Learn how to make a gingerbread house with our simple biscuit recipe and design template. Kids will love getting involved with baking and decorating them.

  • Gingerbread man

    Gingerbread man

    A star rating of 3.7 out of 5.99 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

  • Iced biscuits on board

    Christmas biscuits

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.48 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 4.9 out of 5.12 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 5.59 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

  • Iced ginger shortcake

    Iced ginger shortcake

    A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.13 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

  • An assembled gingerbread star tree

    Gingerbread star tree

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.2 ratings

    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

  • Gingerbread cake with caramel biscuit icing

    Gingerbread cake with caramel biscuit icing

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.39 ratings

    This sumptuous Christmas bake is covered in a decadent icing, finished with gingerbread biscuits and dusted with desiccated coconut 'snow'

  • Gingerbread & honey loaf

    Gingerbread loaf cake

    A star rating of 4.6 out of 5.25 ratings

    Make our multifunctional ginger and honey loaf cake. Enjoy with yogurt and stewed fruit for a festive brunch, or try as a teatime treat slathered with butter

  • Lighter gingerbread

    Lighter gingerbread

    A star rating of 4.8 out of 5.17 ratings

    This dark and sticky ginger cake is made healthier with naturally sweet dates, buttermilk and plenty of cinnamon and fresh ginger

  • Gingerbread pancakes

    Gingerbread pancakes

    A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.12 ratings

    The ultimate Christmas breakfast treat, these American-style pancakes are lightly spiced with ginger and cinnamon, topped with maple syrup and dates

  • Gingerbread man party cake

    Gingerbread man party cake

    A star rating of 5 out of 5.1 rating

    Follow our step-by-step guide to icing a fruitcake with white fondant and marzipan, then decorate with smiling gingerbread men and cute candy canes

  • Gingerbread bites

    Gingerbread bites

    A star rating of 3.6 out of 5.5 ratings

    These tasty, all-natural nibbles from sports nutritionist James Collins make a speedy snack and energy boost for on-the-go runners