Blogmas Day 2: Gingerbread Recipe (no molasses)

This is the first time I have made gingerbread and I'm so glad that I decided to make it. Usually, I'm not the best of bakers. I end up burning things, or not cooking things for long enough. I was pleasantly surprised that my gingerbread worked, so if I can do it, you can do it too. Oh, it also makes your whole house smell like Christmas!


1 cup butter
3/4 cups white sugar
3/4 cups brown sugar
1 egg, whisked
2 1/2 cups plain white flour
2tsp baking soda
2 tbsp gingerbread spice (or mix equal parts, ground cinnamon, ground ginger and nutmeg)


1. Put the white sugar, brown sugar and butter in a bowl and cream them together until it turns a pale colour.
2. Add the whisked egg, and beat into the mixture.
3. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda and the spices.
4. Gradually, incorporate the dry mix into the wet mixture, and roll into a ball.
5. On a lightly floured surface, need the dough a little and then roll it out (half a cm thickness).
6. Use cookie cutters to cut the gingerbread men out.

The gingerbread turned out pretty well, even though I didn't have a cookie cutter! I drew the shape onto a piece of paper, then used it as a template to cut out the dough. One day, I hope to use this same recipe to make a full gingerbread house!

If you gave these a go, please leave a comment, or tweet me!

Happy Blogmas!



  1. I love making these but I never eat them. They smell really good though and bring the Christmas spirit :)!

  2. These look delicious! Shame I suck at cooking 😂😂 x

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  3. Great idea to draw a template if you don't have cookie cutters :)

  4. i was planning to make gingerbread tomorrow for the sole reason that it makes the entire house smell divine haha, so totally with you on that one! i love love love gingerbread men with a passion, perfect dipped in a cuppa in front of the fire throughout december!

    im going to give your recipe a go tomorrow :)

    katie. xx ♥

  5. Ooh I love gingerbread! I've gone on a major gingerbread binge so far this festive season haha! I'll definitely have to try and give this recipe a go ��

  6. They look great Kelly I’m a hopeless cook/baker may have to give this a try as I do love Gingerbread 😍

  7. I love making gingerbread at this time of year! So festive :)
    Alys x

  8. We love gingerbread man and tend to bake this as a family as kids enjoy decorating it. Your recipe looks yum

  9. These look so yummy! I love gingerbread, I don't think I have ever tried a recipe without molasses, will have to give it a go :) Good luck with the rest of blogmas!


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