Gingerbread Shapes Recipe

This is a simple recipe for gingerbread it’s perfect for making in advance & storing in the fridge for baking days with the kids.


350g/12oz plain flour

1 tbsp bicarbonate of soda

2  tbsp ground ginger

1 tbsp of  ground cinammon

125g/ 4.5 oz butter

175/6oz brown sugar

4 tbsp golden syrup

1 egg

chocolate, icing & sweets (for decoration)



In a large bowl sift the flour ,bicarbonate of soda, cinammon & ginger you can mix by hand or in a food processor, add the butter until it has a crumb like texture.

Beat the sugar, golden syrup & egg together add to the mix &knead until you can create a smooth ball of dough. wrap  in cling film &leave in the fridge for 15-20 minutes to chill.

Preheat the oven to gas mark 4/180c & line a baking tray with grease proof paper.

Cut your gingerbread shapes using cutters & place them on your tray leaving a space between each biscuit.

Cook your biscuits for 10-15 minutes & leave to cool on a rack  for the same amount time before decorating.





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