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15Prep Time

Gingerbread Dough

Quick and easy

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How to make gingerbread dough

Our simple recipe for the best gingerbread dough is quick and easy - what's better is the dough can be made ahead of time and placed in the freezer until you are ready to make some gingerbread men, or if you feel ambitious, a gingerbread house!

How to decorate a Gingerbread Man

Struggling to find gingerbread man decorating ideas? We recommend whipping up some fondant icing, and popping it in a piping bag to get creative with a design, why not try a gingerbread lady or adding buttons with colourful sweets.

Just make sure the baked gingerbread has totally cooled before getting creative to avoid melting your icing.

15Prep Time


  1. Step 1:

    Place the butter and muscovado sugar in a medium saucepan and heat gently until the butter has melted and the sugar dissolved. Stir until the mixture blends together, but do not boil.

  2. Step 2:

    Take the saucepan off the heat and sieve in the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger and beat the mixture together, then add the golden syrup and beat until smooth.

  3. Step 3:

    Turn the mixture out onto some cling film and pat into a flat ball, wrap tightly and chill for 30 minutes then place in the freezer until you are ready to use it.

    How to Store Biscuit Dough

    You can keep unbaked biscuit/cookie dough in your fridge for up to 3 days before baking or freeze for a month. Tightly wrap the dough in clingfilm when storing in these conditions.

  4. Step 4:

    When it’s time to make your gingerbread biscuits remove the dough from the freezer and leave to defrost for 3-4 hours until it is soft enough to roll out. You can use this dough in any of our gingerbread recipes.


    • 100g Unsalted butter (softened)
    • 50g Billington's Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar
    • 5 tbsp Silver Spoon Golden Syrup
    • 225g Allinson's Plain White Flour
    • 1/2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
    • 2 tsp Ginger (ground)


  • Rolling pin
  • Saucepan
  • Clingfilm
  • Cookie cutters

Nutritional Information

per 34g
  • 171cal Energy
  • 7.1g Fat
  • 4.4g of which Saturates
  • 24g Carbohydrates
  • 11g of which Sugars
  • 2g Protein
  • 0.18g Salt

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