Published On: November 30th, 2022

Gingerbread Houses are fantastic Christmas decorations and even better to eat. Try our delicious recipe and make your own at home for the family to enjoy at Christmas.

Ginger Bread Houses Recipe

Share this:

Cooking time icon

55 minutes

Servings icon

Serves 6


200g butter, chopped

1 cup brown sugar

1 tbsp ground ginger

2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 cup plain flour

3 1/2 cups self-raising flour

2 eggs, lightly beaten

1/2 cup golden syrup

2 quantities of Royal Icing

Lollies for decorating


  1. In a food processor, place the butter and sugar and process until fully combined.
  2. Add the flours, cinammon and ginger into the processor and process on high until fully combined.
  3. In a jug, mix the eggs with golden syrup. Pour into the food processor while the motor is running and process until all combined.
  4. Turn out onto a lightly floured bench and knead until smooth. Divide into 4 pieces and shape into flat discs. Wrap in cling film and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. Remove from the bling film and knead until pliable. Roll out to 5mm thick and cut to the template shapes. Re-roll offcuts and cut more shapes.
  6. Bake all pieces for 15-20mins at 180C or until golden. Leave to cool overnight on wire racks.
  7. When ready to assemble prepare the royal icing and set out lollies for decoration along with the cake board or heavy cardboard.
  8. Use the icing to glue the walls together and to the board. Use some heavy objects to support the walls as the icing sets.
  9. Place the roof on and use the icing to pipe snow and shingles. Complete the decoration and leave the dry.

Share this: