Prep:  15 min (+ 1 hr chilling)
Cook:  15 mins
Makes:  600 grams Gingerbread
Serves:  12
Average: 5 (5 votes)
Recipe by: Western Star
This easy gingerbread recipe is made with all the traditional gingerbread spices and flavours. Use the base recipe to create all of your favourite Christmas gingerbread treats including star cookies, a gingerbread house, gingerbread people and more.

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Basic Gingerbread
  1. Melt Butter, brown sugar and golden syrup together in a saucepan, stirring until smooth. Cool slightly.
  2. Whisk the egg and butter mixture in a large bowl. Sift the flour, spices and bicarbonate of soda over the butter mixture and mix until combined into a smooth dough. Flatten into a disc shape, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour or until just firm.
  3. Preheat oven to 180°C / 160°C fan-forced. Line two baking trays with baking paper. Divide dough in half. Roll each half between sheets of baking paper until 5mm thick. Place on baking trays and bake for 10-12 minutes.
Tips & Hints:
  • If you want to make gingerbread men or other Christmas shapes, simply use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes from gingerbread dough prior to baking
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