Christmas Recipe – Gingerbread Biscuits

20 Nov 2023 | Inspirational Activity Ideas, Nursery and Early Years

Is there anything better than freshly baked gingerbread biscuits to get you into the Christmas spirit?

We’ve got a nice and easy gingerbread biscuit recipe to try out with your little ones. Keep on reading below for all the steps!


  • 225g plain flour
  • 100g butter (softened)
  • 50g muscovado or brown sugar
  • 2tsp of ginger (ground)
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 3tsp golden syrup
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • Decoration – icing, sprinkles, sweets (optional)
  • Christmas cookie cutters



Step 1

Heat the butter, syrup, and sugar together in a pan until melted and stir occasionally.

Step 2

Mix the flour, bicarbonate soda, cinnamon, and ginger in a large bowl. Then pour in the syrup mixture and stir to combine until a dough is formed.

Step 3

Next, lay the dough out onto a sheet of parchment paper or a floury surface and roll out the dough to a thickness of ½cm.

Step 4

Wrap the dough in cling film and leave in the fridge to chill for at least 30 minutes.

Step 5

Remove the dough from the fridge and cut out various Christmas-style shapes using cookie cutters.


Step 6

Heat the oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray with parchment paper. Place your shapes onto the tray and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, or until lightly golden.


Step 7

Once cooked, leave to cool for a few minutes. Afterwards, decorate your gingerbread shapes with your choice of icing, sprinkles and sweets!


Step 8

Finally, tuck in and enjoy your delicious gingerbread biscuits!



Downloadable Recipe Card

We have made a downloadable recipe card so you can access this tasty recipe easily.

Download our recipe card now and keep a copy of this Christmas gingerbread recipe for lots of fun baking with the little ones!


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