Newbie's Secret Gingerbread Recipe

Make this Christmas extra special by baking our delectable gingerbread cookies, and for those more experienced bakers, a charming Newbie gingerbread house. These easy Christmas bakes are perfect for the entire family to enjoy. Fill your home with the delightful fragrance of cinnamon and ginger, spreading joy throughout the festive season!

Our gingerbread cookie recipe


  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 heaped tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 100g soft brown sugar
  • 100g golden syrup
  • A generous pinch of affection

How to bake gingerbread, step by step:

Heat the oven to 190°C/170°C fan/gas 5 and line a baking tray with baking parchment. Sieve the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda, ginger, and cinnamon into a large bowl. Heat the butter, sugar, and syrup until dissolved. Allow the sugar mixture to cool slightly, then mix it into the dry ingredients to form a dough. Chill the dough in the fridge for 30 minutes.

On a surface lightly dusted with flour, roll out the dough to a ¼-inch thickness. Stamp out the gingerbread animal shapes with a cutter, then re-roll any off-cuts and repeat the process. Place your gingerbread shapes on the lined trays, allowing space for them to spread. Bake for 10-15 minutes, then remove from the oven and leave to cool.

Once cooled, unleash your creativity using edible paint, icing, and festive decorations!

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How to make a gingerbread house

Unleash your creativity and craft your own enchanting gingerbread house using our straightforward template, which you can conveniently print out. Either bake your preferred gingerbread recipe or opt for pre-made dough. Roll out the dough, cut the pieces following the template, and proceed to bake. Allow the delightful aroma to permeate your home. Assemble the house and embark on the delightful task of decorating. Extend an invitation to your little ones to lend a hand and share in the creative joy.

Click here to download the template and instruction >>


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More Christmas baking ideas

If you relished this and are eager to bake additional Swedish delectable Christmas treats with your children, we suggest exploring the soft saffron cake with a delightful icing sugar cover, Swedish Christmas toffees, petite and exquisitely delicate, and, last but not least, the Swedish curd cake from Småland, which is simply irresistible.

With Love,
Newbie x