Cuisine: Christmas
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Author: Pamela
Chocolate Gingerbread - I got this recipe many years ago from a professional baker. Very simple and v. good. Can be used for Gingerbread houses, cut out or moulded. cookies.


  • 180 g butter softened either salted or unsalted
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed soft brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup golden syrup
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp warm milk
  • 3 lightly heaped cups plain flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder - I prefer Equagold Premium Dutch
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • Extra flour for rolling


  1. Set oven to 170c.

  2. Place butter, sugar and golden syrup in bowl and beat until creamy. Combine

  3. Baking soda and milk. Add to first mixture and beat to combine.

  4. Sift flour, cocoa and ginger together. Add to first mixture. Mix together to form a firm dough. On lightly floured work surface, roll out dough to whatever shapes wanted.

  5. (I found plenty of templates online for various sizes of gingerbread houses).
  6. Bake for 12-15 mins or until golden brown and firm to touch. (If making gingerbread houses best to place template over baked pieces and trim if necessary whilst still warm. Join pieces with Royal Icing as "glue").