• Makes 24
  • 2.5 hours
  • Difficulty Easy
  • 13 Ingredients


A fun Christmas cooking activity.

Ingredients (makes 24 )

  • 125g Unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup or 125g Golden syrup
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 cups Plain flour
  • 3 tsp Ground ginger
  • 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp Bi-carb soda
  • Royal icing:
  • 1 1/2 cup Icing sugar
  • 1 Egg white
  • 1/2 tsp White vinegar


  1. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add the syrup and egg and beat until combined.
  2. Sift the flour, spices, baking powder and bi-carb together over the butter mixture. Stir all the ingredients together with a wooden spoon to form a dough. Shape the dough into a disc, wrap in plastic, and chill in the fridge for 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 175 degrees. Dust your work area and rolling pin with flour. Divide dough into quarters. Roll out one quarter to 5mm thick. Using Christmas cutters cut out shapes and place on baking paper lined trays. Continue this process until all the dough is used.
  4. Bake biscuits in the oven for 12 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool on trays for 5 minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.
  5. Royal Icing: beat egg white until peaks form. Continue beating and add vinegar. Add icing sugar in small amounts while still beating. Beat until you have soft peaks. Fill a piping bag to decorate biscuits or fill a clip seal bag with icing and snip the corner.


Decorate any way you like. Add colouring to icing or simply omit if you like them plain.

  • Lovely recipe and thank you so much for sharing. But where do you busy mums get the time to do these intricate things? I just never have time!


  • Thanks for the recipe. I love gingerbread also


  • I just love gingerbread and it’s funny how Christmas is the only time of the year we eat it.


  • Thank you for sharing. We will make ours in two weeks


  • My kids love gingerbread but my decorating skills are very lackluster!


  • I honestly don’t know any kids that actually like “gingerbread”.
    The so called gingerbread men that my kids and the kids I know get from the Bakery have no ginger in them.
    I was telling my hubby about my experience as a child having my first gingerbread man and taking that bite thinking it was going to be glorious and I was very disappointed. I ended up throwing it in the bin. Still feel like that these days as an adult as do my hubby and friends. I just don’t think ginger is a favourable flavour!!!


  • I love gingerbread but mine never turns out


  • They would make an awesome Christmas table display.


  • These look amazing and very Christmasy.


  • Thank you for sharing this recipe.


  • This is beautiful.


  • These are so cute and look fantasic. Too nice to eat.


  • Creative and delicious!! I just want to eat them all! I love ginger bread


  • You make it look so simple. They look amazing.


  • They look absolutely gorgeous! Nice change from gingerbread men


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