The best Easter gingerbread recipes + decorating tips

Baking cookies is fun not only for Christmas.

Its fragrance accompanies us during the holidays and we all enjoy decorating it.

What Easter gingerbread recipes do you know? We have selected the best for you!

At the end of the article, we have also prepared simple decorating tips.

So go for it!

Honey gingerbread immediately soft

Excellent gingerbread with the smell of honey, which will delight you. They are immediately soft after baking, so you do not need to bake them several weeks in advance.


  • 800g plain flour
  • 300g of softened butter
  • 4 eggs
  • 100 ml of milk
  • 2-3 spoons of gingerbread spice
  • 300g of honey
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 300g of sugar or sweetener


  • First, mix honey with sugar, butter and egg yolks.
  • Then add the milk and gingerbread spice. Mix well.
  • Finally, slowly add sifted flour with baking soda and whipped egg whites.
  • It is best to work the dough with your hands, form a roll, wrap it in cling film and put it in the fridge to rest for at least 2 hours.
  • Roll out the rested dough into a 3-4 mm thin sheet and cut out the shapes using cutters.
  • Put the cut shapes on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and bake in a heated oven at 180°C for 8-10 minutes.
  • Before baking, you can brush them with egg to make them more shiny.
  • After baking, the gingerbread is soft. After they have cooled, you can start decorating.
Decorated Easter gingerbread eggs.

Try other Easter cookies to make your holidays full of sweet treats.

Gingerbread stuffed with cream

Try these cream-filled gingerbread cookies. You can also fill with marmalade, chocolate spread or jam.

Dough ingredients

  • 600g plain flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 300g of powdered sugar
  • 150g of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 2 spoons of gingerbread spice

Cream ingredients

  • 125g of softened butter
  • 4 tablespoons of semi-coarse flour
  • 200 ml of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Rum (to taste)


  • First, whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gradually beat the sugar and egg yolks into the snow.
  • Then mix in the flour mixed with baking soda and gingerbread spice. Finally, add honey.
  • Knead the dough with your hands, wrap in cling film and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
  • Roll out the chilled dough into a sheet 3-4 mm thick and cut out the shapes using cutters.
  • Bake the cut shapes on a tray lined with baking paper for approx. 5-6 minutes at 250°C.
  • While baking, prepare the cream. Mix the flour with the milk and bring it to the boil, stirring constantly, to form a béchamel.
  • Then set aside and let cool. Next, thoroughly beat the softened butter, sugar and rum.
  • Then mix the butter cream with the béchamel mass and you have a ready cream.
  • Glue the cooled gingerbread with cream and then decorate them according to your imagination.
Gingerbread cookies for Easter glued with cream.

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Healthy spelled gingerbread cookies

These healthier spelled Easter gingerbread cookies are for those who want to snack in a healthier way. The result is really tasty!


  • 380g spelled flour
  • 130g of sugar
  • 3 spoons of honey
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 60g of melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of gingerbread spice
  • 1 tablespoon of Dutch cocoa
  • 50 ml of milk


  • First, mix the flour with baking soda, sugar, gingerbread spice and cocoa in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the butter, honey and eggs.
  • Gradually sprinkle the loose ingredients into the butter mixture and finally add milk if the dough is crumbly.
  • Make a smooth dough with your hands and wrap it in cling film. Chill in the fridge for at least an hour.
  • Roll out the rested dough into a 3-4 mm thin sheet and cut out any shapes you like.
  • Place the cut shapes on a baking sheet lined with baking paper and bake at 180°C for 5-8 minutes until golden.
  • Then decorate the baked and cooled gingerbread according to your preferences.
Gingerbread bunnies made from spelled flour.

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Fragrant gingerbread with nuts

Perhaps everyone loves the smell of gingerbread. Even better and more fragrant are those with admixture of nuts. Get inspired!


  • 600g plain flour
  • 200g of powdered sugar
  • 150g of honey
  • 50g of softened butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon of gingerbread spice
  • 2 teaspoons of baking soda
  • 100 ml of milk
  • 2 tablespoons rum (optional)
  • 100g ground nuts (walnuts, almonds or perhaps hazelnuts)


  • Pour flour into the bowl and make a well in it. Pour honey into the well, add sugar, melted butter, eggs, gingerbread spices, baking soda.
  • Then add milk, rum and finally ground nuts.
  • Mix everything with a wooden spoon and then work it with your hands. Wrap the resulting dough in foil and put it in the fridge for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
  • Roll out the rested dough into a thin sheet of 3-4 mm and then cut out any shapes.
  • Place the shapes on a tray with baking paper and bake at 180°C for approx. 7-8 minutes until they are golden.
  • After baking, you can brush them with egg white to make them shiny. After cooling, you can start decorating.
Gingerbread bunnies from nut dough.

Frosting for Easter gingerbread cookies

Baked gingerbreads need to be beautifully decorated. We have a classic sugar coating for you, which is ready in no time. If you want the gingerbread cookies to be more colorful, just color the icing with food coloring. There are no limits to imagination.


  • 2 egg whites
  • 400g of powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice


  • Sieve the sugar several times so that it is not lumpy.
  • Then mix all the ingredients and use a whisk to mix until the frosting is stiff and does not run off the spoon.
  • Put the frosting in a decorating bag, cut off the corner and you can start decorating according to your imagination.
  • Then let the gingerbread cookies dry and store them in a paper box.
Sugar-white icing for decorating gingerbread cookies.

How to decorate Easter gingerbread?

In our article you will find a recipe for egg white frosting. But we will also advise you how to decorate them so that they look like they came from the store.

The key is to cut the decorating bag appropriately. The smaller the hole you make, the more accurate the shapes you will decorate. You can start, for example, by trying to make a few lines on paper with a cut bag.

It is important that you do not press the bag directly to the gingerbread, but rather lay the icing and create regular lines from the air.

For example, try these twisted lines for starters. They are easy and nice looking.

Decorated gingerbread eggs.

If you are more experienced in decorating, you can try such patterns. You can pre-draw the patterns with food-grade edible marker, then just apply the frosting.

Gingerbread decorated with egg white glaze.

If you want more colorful gingerbread, get inspired by this picture. You just need to color the toppings with dye or you can buy them already colored.

Colorful Easter gingerbread cookies.

You can decorate your Easter gingerbread cookies according to this video tutorial. Get inspired and let us know how you did!

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Additional decorating tips and recipes for gingerbread toppings are sure to come in handy.

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We are both fans of good food and enjoy cooking. On this website, we want to inspire you with traditional, but also less common recipes. We will be happy if you try our recipes and let us know how you liked them. Bon appetite! :)

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