Gingerbread stars

Gingerbread stars

This tasty gingerbread recipe is great to make into stars to hang on the tree or to gingerbread men decorated as santa! I find they go really well at school bake sales and the kids have so much fun decorating them.

170 for 10-12 minutes or until nice golden brown colour.

110g Plain flour

1 tsp Bicarb

1tsp Ground ginger

½ tsp Mixed spice

50g Soft light brown sugar

25g Butter

100g Golden syrup

Royal icing for decoration


Melt the butter, syrup and sugar together until runny and smooth- do not boil.

Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and well the centre.

Pour the syrup into the centre and mix until it forms a dough.

Rest for 1 hour.

Tip on to a lightly floured side and bring together with your hands, roll into a ball and cover with cling film. Put in the fridge for around an hour to rest.

Roll out between 2 sheets of greaseproof paper to around ½ cm thick

Cut out your shapes and bake on a tray of greaseproof paper in a preheated oven.

Bake until a nice even golden brown (5-12 minutes depending on size)

When they come out of the oven make a hole with the end of a straw.

Allow to cool and decorate with royal icing/ sugar balls/ edible glitter.