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mushroom shaped gingerbread

gingerbread dough recipe

the dough recipe i use to make my gingerbread, it works nicely for other shaped cookies too.
Course Snack
Cuisine european
Servings 10


  • electric mixer


  • 75 grams unsalted butter, softened
  • 90 grams light brown sugar or a mix of light and dark
  • 100 grams golden syrup i use lyles
  • 300 grams plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground mixed spice
  • 1/8 tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/8 tsp allspice
  • pinch salt
  • 3/4 tbsp milk


  • using an electric whisk or stand mixer beat the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then mix in the golden syrup and whisk again.
  • sift together the flour, spices, pinch of salt and baking powder, then add to the whipped butter and together,
  • Add the milk a little at a time until you get a soft dough.
  • using your hands mix into a ball and then wrap up and place dough in the fridge for at least 1 hour. longer is better.
Keyword cookies, gingerbread, mushroom shaped gingerbread