classic gingerbread

Classic Gingerbread.

I’m a gingerbread fanatic, some may say obsessed. And you can’t beat classic gingerbread, so I thought today I’d share my recipe for bog standard gingerbread, nothing fancy, just gingerbread. But great gingerbread I must say! Its a great middle ground between soft and snappy gingerbread, they don’t spread and aren’t too overpowering, they’re perfect for the Christmas season! I wanted to do gingerbread men but the cutter I had wasn’t great, so we’ll go with ginger Christmas trees! This recipe made so so so many cookies, around 46, and are a very generous size so is perfect if you’re making for a party or to take to work, equally you can always cut the measurments down!


350g Plain flour

1 Teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

2 1/2 Teaspoons ground ginger

1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon

175g Light brown sugar

115g Butter

3-4 Tablespoons golden syrup

1 Egg, beaten


  1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gasmark 5. Lightly grease 2 baking trays.
  2. Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon into a bowl.
  3. Just like you did in primary school, rub in the butter with your fingertips until it’s like breadcrumbs, then stir in the sugar.
  4. Beat the golden syrup into the beaten egg and stir into mixture creating a dough.
  5. Knead dough until nice and smooth. Roll out to about 1/2cm thick. Cut out you cookies in whichever design you please and place on baking tray (don’t worry about giving them too much space as they don’t spread, they more puff.
  6. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown and buffed, about 10-14 minutes. Place on cooling rack to let cool before decorating.
  7. If desired, decorate as you please.


Until next time,

Em x


  • Kayleigh Zara

    This sounds like a great recipe! I love gingerbread and wish I had some time to make some before Christmas x

    • Em

      Thank you! I’m obsessed with all things gingerbread aha! Ahh it is such a busy time so I get that x

  • mayfisher90

    OMG this recipe looks so good ! Thanks to share it with us ! I love gingerbread !! ♥♥

  • [email protected]

    these look delicious!!

  • Holly

    This recipe looks so good x I absolutely love gingerbread cookies especially around Christmas and I definitely will be trying out this recipe over the holidays x great post

    • Em

      Aww thank you!! Same here the amount of gingerbread at Christmas is just amazing!! Amazing let me know how it goes! xx

  • courteneynoonan

    I’ve always wanted to make my own gingerbread but I thought it was really complicated to make – I didn’t realise that you don’t actually need that many ingredients haha x

    • Em

      I did too at first!! But I was so surprised at how easy it was and with not that many ingredients so affordable to make too! X

  • demibees

    This is great! I didn’t get to do any baking this year but next year, I’m adding this to the list!

  • harrietday98

    I love gingerbread, it’s one of my favourite Christmas snacks. I might have to give this recipe a try!

  • Romina

    I am not a fan of gingerbread at all I must say. But family love them and this looks really easy so I might try it for them x

  • Dalal

    I love gingerbread but I’ve never actually made it myself, I’ll try out this recipe soon!

    • Em

      Definitely try it it’s so easy, much easier than you’d expect, and soooo good! X

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