Quick & Easy Christmas Gingerbread Recipe – Egg Free

Easy Gingerbread Recipe - Egg Free -

I do enjoy a good bit of gingerbread at Christmas time. I always imagined it to be difficult to make, so I’ve never really tried baking it myself until now. Recently stumbled onto a very simple recipe that called for just six ingredients, all of which I conveniently had on hand already. I was sure the recipe was missing something, how could it be so simple? But my gingerbread turned out great. With no egg included, this Gingerbread Recipe is egg-allergy friendly!

I couldn’t resist making little gingerbread men, and because I’m lazy I’ve left them undecorated, except for a few buttons that I added pre-baking.

These would make great gifts packaged up in cellophane with a little bow. Dip them in dark chocolate to make them extra decadent.

Easy christmas gingerbread recipe mypoppet.com.au

The original recipe called for just ground ginger, but I’ve also added sweet mixed spice which also has cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice. Use whatever sweet spice mixture you have available. Make sure the butter is at room temperature (softened) and you won’t even need an electric mixer. I just threw everything into a bowl and mixed it by hand.

making gingerbread for christmas

The dark colour comes from the muscovado sugar and golden syrup, if you use regular soft brown sugar you may get a lighter gingerbread.

Quick & Easy Christmas Gingerbread Recipe - Egg Free
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A very easy Gingerbread cookie recipe that is egg free, and only required 6 ingredients
Recipe type: cookie
Serves: 24
  • 125g unsalted butter softened
  • ½ cup soft brown sugar or muscovado sugar
  • ⅔ cup golden syrup
  • 2½ cups plain flour (and extra for rolling)
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger and/or sweet mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  1. Preheat over to 160C (320F)
  2. In a large bowl combine butter, sugar, golden syrup, spices and bicarb.
  3. Mix well
  4. Sift in flour slowly and mix until just combined
  5. Take out of bowl and knead on a floured surface. if dough is to soft (sometimes moisture content in brown sugars vary) add a little more flour (or refrigerate).
  6. Roll out dough to 5mm thickness and cut with shaped cutter.
  7. Add button markings with a skewer if desired.
  8. Bake in batches for around 8 minutes on a cookie tray lined with baking paper.
  9. Cool on a wire rack and decorate if desired.
I added 1 tsp ground ginger and 1 tsp mixed spice.
Baking times may vary depending on cutter size used and your oven.

Make sure not to over bake. I took them out of the oven just as the outside was crisping up but still with a soft center. Cooling is the key. Take them off the hot tray with a spatula immediately and straight onto a cooling rack for best results. If you are using this recipe for making a gingerbread house, you may need to bake a little bit longer.

Easy christmas gingerbread recipe mypoppet.com.au


Easy christmas gingerbread recipe mypoppet.com.au


Gingerbread cookie recipe - egg free - allergy friendly mypoppet.com.au


Easy christmas gingerbread recipe mypoppet.com.au


  • Evangeline says:

    I made these adorable gingerbread men today. They were perfect! I didn’t know what golden syrup was so I used molasses. They are yummy! Thank you for a great recipe!

    • Cintia @ My Poppet says:

      Molasses is a bit darker but a good substitute. Thanks for sharing – your suggestion is helpful for other readers.

  • Roxene says:

    Hi, Cintia,
    Your ideas are so easy to follow-will be making the trees this week. This cookie recipe is the easiest I’ve ever seen, but here in New Jersey, I’ve never heard of “golden syrup”. I like that they’re not decorated because that’s so time consuming. I’ll be sending mine to Georgia and don’t want the icing to be destroyed – I’ll send an icing kit for my grandchildren to decorate themselves-they’ll freak! Thanks for the tips and ideas! Have a glorious holiday and a creative New Year. I’ll be checking back from time to time to see what other wonderful ideas you have. Bless you!

    • Cintia @ My Poppet says:

      Thanks, what a great idea sending them with a decorating kit. Another reader substituted golden syrup with molasses. It’s a little darker but worked out fine.
      Give that a try

  • Roxene says:

    Great recipe! Thanks and have a glorious, blessed holiday and creative-filled New Year!

  • Brigitte says:

    Oooooh, and this happened to come up at the bottom of the page as a “suggestion” from the lemon sandwiches/ melting moments recipe that Mr Man made. Brilliant, now I don’t need to go searching for a recipe. My daughter keeps pestering for me to make some! 🙂 Thank you!

  • Perfect timing for me, too! I was thinking just yesterday that I need to find a gingerbread recipe, and then this morning I found this in my inbox! And thank you for the molasses idea, because I had no idea what golden syrup was either! I also really like the idea of poking holes for the buttons, because I honestly don’t know if I have the time and/or energy to deal with “real” decorating! 🙂 Lisa

  • Vex says:

    And this is an awesome recipe! It’s easy! My first time baking on my own!

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