Gingerbread Cookies

Discover the perfect gingerbread cookie recipe by BBC Good Food, where you can find an easy-to-follow guide on how to make gingerbread cookies. This biscuit recipe combines the warmth of ginger with a touch of sweetness to create delightful treats that are crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside. Whether you're a seasoned baker or a beginner, these step-by-step instructions will help you master the art of making gingerbread cookies that are sure to impress your family and friends!

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Makes: 20


  • 100g salted butter, cubed
  • 75g light brown soft sugar
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 100g golden syrup
  • 250g self-raising flour
  • 1½ tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 small egg yolk, beaten


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 190C/ 170C/ fan/ gas 5. Next, line two large baking trays with baking parchment paper. 

Step 2: Place a saucepan over a low heat, melt the butter, sugar, fresh ginger and golden syrup and leave to cool. 

Step 3: In a bowl, mix the flour, ground ginger and bicarbonate of soda together. Following this, gradually stir in the egg yolk, coole sugar and knead to make a dough. 

Step 4: Next, roll the dough into 20g balls and place 3 cm apart on the prepared baking trays. Bake in the oven until they are golden brown, this usually takes 8-10 minutes. Transfer to a cooling rack and leave to completely cool. 

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