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35Total Time
20Prep Time
15Bake Time
A little effort

Gingerbread house

Quick and easy

2 Reviews

About our gingerbread house recipe

This gingerbread house recipe is such a treat for all kids – big or small. Bake a gingerbread house in under 40 minutes with our simple biscuit recipe and design template. 

You can download the template here.

35Total Time
20Prep Time
15Bake Time
A little effort


  1. Step 1:

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, 350°F, gas mark 4). Line 2 baking trays with non-stick baking paper. Cut out a gingerbread template in thick card.

  2. Step 2:

    Sift the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger and cinnamon into a bowl. Rub in the butter and then stir in the sugar.

  3. Step 3:

    Lightly beat the egg and golden syrup together, and then add to the flour and mix to make a dough. Leave to rest in the fridge for 15 minutes.

  4. Step 4:

    Lightly flour a work surface and roll out the gingerbread to ½ cm thick. Cut out the sections using the templates, and then slide the gingerbread onto the baking sheets. Any leftover dough can be cut into Christmas trees or little gingerbread men.

  5. Step 5:

    Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Leave on the tray for 10 minutes before moving onto a wire rack to finish cooling.

  6. Step 6:

    Put the egg whites in a large bowl, and sift in the icing sugar. Stir to make a thick, smooth icing. Spoon some of the icing into a piping bag with a medium plain nozzle. Pipe generous lines of icing along the wall edges, and join the walls together. Use small cans or bottles to support the walls, and then allow to dry, ideally for a few hours or over night in a dry environment.

  7. Step 7:

    Once dry, fix the roof panels. Pipe thick lines of icing along the edges of the walls and place the roof sections carefully onto the wall panels. Dry completely, ideally overnight.

  8. Step 8:

    Cover a cake board with white icing using a palette knife, lifting the knife to form as many peaks as you wish. Keep a section in the middle of the cake board smooth and stand the gingerbread house on it. Decorate with coloured icing using the food gels and sweets.


  • For the Gingerbread

    • 350g Allinson's Plain White Flour
    • 1 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
    • 2 tsp Ginger (ground)
    • 125g Unsalted butter (softened)
    • 125g Billington's Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar
    • 1 Free range large egg(s)
    • 4 tbsp Silver Spoon Golden Syrup
    • 1 tsp Cinnamon (ground)
    • 50g Billington's Unrefined Molasses Sugar
  • For the Decoration

    • 2 Free range large egg(s)
    • 500g Silver Spoon Icing Sugar
    • 20g Silver balls
    • 30g Jelly sweets
    • 1 Red food colouring gel
    • 1 Green food colouring gel


  • Gingerbread house template
  • Baking sheet
  • Sharp knife

Nutritional Information

per 118g
  • 556cal Energy
  • 13g Fat
  • 7.3g of which Saturates
  • 103g Carbohydrates
  • 76g of which Sugars
  • 6.2g Protein
  • 0.45g Salt

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