Quick & Easy Christmas 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.

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Recently stumbled onto a very simple gingerbread 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!

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

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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.

I’d say it would be easy enough to convert this recipe to be vegan friendly if you replace the butter with a non-dairy butter alternative like Nuttelex. I haven’t tried that substitution, but I’d be interested to hear how it works if you have.

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

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The dough comes together very easily. Knead on a floured surface and if dough is to soft (sometimes moisture content in brown sugars vary) add a little more flour or refrigerate for a while to help the dough firm up.

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

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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.

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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

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Quick & Easy Christmas Gingerbread Recipe - Egg Free

Quick & Easy Christmas Gingerbread Recipe - Egg Free

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

A very easy Gingerbread cookie recipe that is egg free, and only required 6 ingredients.


  • 125g unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup soft brown sugar or muscovado sugar
  • 2/3 cup golden syrup
  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour (and extra for rolling)
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger and/or sweet mixed spice
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda


Preheat over to 160C (320F)

In a large bowl combine butter, sugar, golden syrup, spices and bicarb.

Mix well

Sift in flour slowly and mix until just combined

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).

Roll out dough to 5mm thickness and cut with shaped cutter.

Add button markings with a skewer if desired.

Bake in batches for around 8 minutes on a cookie tray lined with baking paper.

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.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 23 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 123 Total Fat: 4.4g Saturated Fat: 2.7g Cholesterol: 11mg Sodium: 68mg Carbohydrates: 20.1g Fiber: 0.4g Sugar: 5.4g Protein: 1.4g

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  • 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!

  • Linzy says:

    Thanks for this recipe – my youngest son has an egg allergy so it was fab to find a good recipe he could get involved in! And both my boys had a ball decorating them (and my kitchen!) 😄 x

  • Louise says:

    I’ve just made vegan ones and they taste great. We cut them into dinosaurs because my son is Dino mad.

  • Marsha says:

    We made these today with my egg-allergic 4-year-old. He LOVED them! All the more so because he had to skip the gingerbread baking at his preschool recently. I loved them too – honestly just as good as the eggy variety!

  • Sandra says:

    I made these last week and they looked amazing! I made big ones and mini ones and they turned out perfect, they were so easy and kept their shape perfectly! I actually used the cookies to do a Christmas themed pregnancy announcement picture 😉

  • Celine Laubsch says:

    how on earth did you keep these from crumbling apart? the dough felt dry/ crumbly… had to add 2.5 egg substitute to get it to kind of stick, still crumbly/easy to fall apart… what went wrong?

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