Christmas Gingerbread Trees Recipe


Corrr, what would Blogmas be without a bit of baking, eh? Last year I whipped up these INCREDIBLE Triple Chocolate Brownies - if you haven't tried them yet, you absolutely must give them a go, they are phenomenal! I mean, they do contain four bars of chocolate so.... 

Anyway, this year I thought I'd make something I'd never actually made before: gingerbread. For a first attempt, I'm actually pretty chuffed.  They taste fantastic and absolutely filled the house with the smell of Christmas! The recipe is this one from BBC Good Food which I slightly adapted (accidentally, oops!)

A recipe for Christmassy Gingerbread Trees
A recipe for Christmassy Gingerbread Trees
A recipe for Christmassy Gingerbread Trees

You will need: 

  • 75g margarine
  • 50g caster sugar 
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda 
  • 50g golden syrup 
  • 2 egg yolks (and one egg white if, like me, you don't read instructions)
  • 250g plain flour 
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon 
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • Icing sugar (to decorate)


  1. Beat the margarine and sugar until creamy. 
  2. Stir in the bicarbonate of soda, golden syrup, and egg yolks. 
  3. Sift in the plain flour, ground cinnamon and ground ginger then mix.
  4. Knead until the dough comes together, then chill for 30 mins.  
  5. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. 
  6. Roll out and cut your trees with a cutter (or freehand if you're feeling arty). 
  7. Place onto greased baking sheets and bake for 10 mins until slightly risen and golden brown.
  8. Cool on a wire rack. 
  9. Mix together some icing sugar and water then drizzle it on top, the more rustic the better! 

If you give these a go, I'd looooove to see your photos! 

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