Super Easy Gingerbread Recipe

The easiest gingerbread recipe ever… perfect for making gingerbread men and Christmas trees! Decorate with the kids for a fun Christmas activity! 

The easiest gingerbread recipe ever... perfect for making gingerbread men and Christmas trees! Decorate with the kids for a fun Christmas activity! 

Who doesn’t love a super simple gingerbread recipe??!! And this one is exactly that… quick, easy and perfect for letting the kids loose decorating their own cookies!

The easiest gingerbread recipe ever... perfect for making gingerbread men and Christmas trees! Decorate with the kids for a fun Christmas activity! 

This gingerbread recipe is made using 1 tablespoon of ground ginger which gives it a lovely subtle ginger flavour (very kid-friendly). If you prefer your gingerbread a bit more ‘gingery!’, then simply add another 1/2 tablespoon.

The easiest gingerbread recipe ever... perfect for making gingerbread men and Christmas trees! Decorate with the kids for a fun Christmas activity! 

I like to keep my gingerbread decorating pretty simple (hellloooo M&Ms stuck on with a store-bought white icing pen), but you can go as fancy as you like!

The easiest gingerbread recipe ever... perfect for making gingerbread men and Christmas trees! Decorate with the kids for a fun Christmas activity! 

This gingerbread recipe is such a fun thing to make with the kids in the lead up to Christmas (and they’ll LOVE it too!). Mind you, when I was teaching, I would make this recipe with my Grade 2 class before Christmas and while it would always ‘seem’ like a brilliant idea… 25 kids in the kitchen is STRESSFUL!!! It was far, FAR easier with just my toddler this year (although a heck of a lot messier!!).

The easiest gingerbread recipe ever... perfect for making gingerbread men and Christmas trees! Decorate with the kids for a fun Christmas activity! 

So go on! Make this yummy gingerbread recipe… give some to your friends, family and neighbours… but make sure you keep a few cookies for yourself (of course!).

The easiest gingerbread recipe ever... perfect for making gingerbread men and Christmas trees! Decorate with the kids for a fun Christmas activity! 

Merry Christmas!

The easiest gingerbread recipe ever... perfect for making gingerbread men and Christmas trees! Decorate with the kids for a fun Christmas activity! 

PS. If you have a Thermomix, take a peak at our Thermomix Christmas Cookbook… it’s a goodie!!!

Thermomix Christmas Cookbook

The easiest gingerbread recipe ever... perfect for making gingerbread men and Christmas trees! Decorate with the kids for a fun Christmas activity! 

Super Easy Gingerbread Recipe

The easiest gingerbread recipe ever... perfect for making gingerbread men and Christmas trees! Decorate with the kids for a fun Christmas activity! 
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Course: Biscuits, Christmas, Cookies
Cuisine: sweet recipes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 30 biscuits
Calories: 114kcal

Ingredients

  • 150 g butter
  • 100 g brown sugar
  • 150 g golden syrup
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 375 g (2 and 1/2 cups) plain flour
  • 1 tsp mixed spice
  • 1 tbs ground ginger
  • 1 tsp bi-carbonate soda
  • pinch of sea salt

For the decorations

  • white icing pen (or white chocolate)
  • red and green M&Ms

Instructions

Conventional Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Line two baking trays with baking paper and set aside. 
  • Use an electric beater to cream the butter and brown sugar until pale and creamy. 
  • Add the golden syrup and egg yolk and beat until combined. 
  • Stir through the plain flour, mixed spice, ground ginger, bi-carbonate soda and a pinch of salt. 
  • Turn onto a lightly floured board and knead into a ball. Wrap in cling wrap and place into the fridge for 1 hour. 
  • Place the dough between 2 sheets of baking paper and roll out until about 3-4mm thick. Use your choice of cutters (gingerbread man, Christmas tree, stars etc) to cut out shapes. 
  • Place onto the prepared trays (about 4cm apart) and bake for 8-10 minutes or until just lightly golden (do not overcook). 
  • Allow to cool on the trays for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  • Once they've completely cooled, decorate with red & green M&Ms and a white icing pen (or white chocolate). 
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Thermomix Method

  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees celsius (fan-forced). Line two baking trays with baking paper and set aside. 
  • Place all ingredients (except for the decorations) into the Thermomix bowl and mix on Speed 6, 15 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and then knead on Interval function for 1 minute. 
  • Turn onto a lightly floured board and knead into a ball. Wrap in cling wrap and place into the fridge for 1 hour. 
  • Place the dough between 2 sheets of baking paper and roll out until about 3-4mm thick.
  • Use your choice of cutters (gingerbread man, Christmas tree, stars etc) to cut out shapes. 
  • Place onto the prepared trays (about 4cm apart) and bake for 8-10 minutes or until just lightly golden (do not overcook). 
  • Allow to cool on the trays for 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  • Once they've completely cooled, decorate with red & green M&Ms and a white icing pen (or white chocolate). 
  • Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Nutrition

Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 135IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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The easiest gingerbread recipe ever... perfect for making gingerbread men and Christmas trees! Decorate with the kids for a fun Christmas activity! 

 

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