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Ultimate Gingerbread Recipe by Billington's

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3 Reviews

  • Vegetarian

About the bake

The depth of flavour from the light muscovado sugar coupled with the spicy ground ginger make these crunchy biscuits the ultimate gingerbread men. You could even give your gingerbread an added twist by adding Biscoff spread. Add 3 tbsp Biscoff spread, 2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1 tsp ground ginger and 5 tbsp golden syrup to the dough prior to the chilling stage and there you have it! These gingerbread biscuits also work great as part of our Gingerbread Trifle showstopper dessert. Why not give it a try?

30Total Time
20Prep Time
10Bake Time


  1. Step 1:

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

  2. Step 2:

    Sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda and ginger together then beat it into the muscovado sugar mixture with the golden syrup until smooth.

  3. Step 3:

    Turn the mixture out onto cling film and pat into a flat ball. Wrap tightly and chill for 30 mins or until firm enough to roll out.

  4. Step 4:

    Heat the oven to 190°C (gas mark 5). Line two baking trays with baking parchment.

  5. Step 5:

    Dust the work top with a little flour and roll out the dough to the thickness of a one pound coin. Cut out your gingerbread men (or whatever shape you like) and place on the baking trays.

  6. Step 6:

    Bake for 10-12 minutes until just turning slightly darker at the edges.

  7. Step 7:

    Leave to cool on the baking tray for 10 minutes then slide the gingerbread men onto a cooling rack to cool completely. Decorate as desired.


    Here's Rosemary Shrager reading the tale of The Gingerbread Man to enjoy whilst you eat your biscuits

  8. Step 8:

    To make the Biscoff version: 

    Add 3 tbsp Biscoff spread, 2 tsp ground cinnamon, 1 tsp ground ginger and 5 tbsp golden syrup to the dough prior to the chilling stage.


  • For the Dough

    • 100g Butter (unsalted)
    • 50g Billington's Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar
    • 5 tbsp Golden syrup
    • 225g Allinson's plain white flour
    • 0.5 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
    • 2 tsp Ground ginger


  • Rolling pin
  • Baking tray
  • Saucepan
  • Sieve
  • Clingfilm
  • Baking trays
  • Baking parchment
  • Shape cutters
  • Cooling rack

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