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Homemade Gingerbread Dough from Scratch

Perfect for your Christmas Cookies

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Nothing can beat the scent of homemade Gingerbread Dough during holiday season. Especially when you add some beautiful citrus flavours to the dough which makes it even better. I love this Gingerbread Dough recipe and I always use it for all my Gingerbread cookies.

The cookies made with this Gingerbread Dough come out really crispy and they are so flavourful. You can decorate them with some royal icing or you can leave them as they are. 

If you decide to decorate the cookies with royal icing then I have some great tutorials for you on my YouTube channel

Bring the Christmas spirit to your house.

Happy Baking Lovelies!


Step by Step Video


Homemade Gingerbread Dough

A Citrusy Gingerbread Dough from Scratch


  • 75ml water

  • zest of one orange

  • zest of one lemon

  • 150ml dark molasses

  • 170g brown sugar

  • 1 1/2 tbsp gingerbread spice

  • 150g butter

  • 2 tsp baking soda

  • 500g flour


  1. Heat water and the orange and lemon zest in a big pot or big wok pan over medium heat.

  2. Add dark molasses, brown sugar and gingerbread spice.

  3. Once sugar has dissolved add butter.

  4. Once butter has melted, remove from heat and add baking soda. Mix well.

  5. Start adding flour little by little and mixing well. Once you have added all of the flour, leave aside to cool completely.

  6. Cover the dough with cling film and store in the fridge over night.

  7. Roll out the dough and cut out the cookies.

  8. Bake the gingerbread cookies in 200°C bottom top heat on the middle shelf of the oven for about 10 minutes. Make sure the gingerbread doesnt burn.

  9. Allow to cool on the baking tray for at least 10 minutes before removing. The cookies will harden while cooling.

  10. You can decorate the cooled cookies with royal icing if you wish. You can find numerous tutorials on how to do this on

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