Gingernut Biscuits

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Makes about 30 biscuits



2 cups cake flour

1 cup soft brown sugar

½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 teaspoons ground ginger

125g softened butter

1 egg

3 teaspoons golden syrup



Preheat the oven to 170C.

Melt the butter, and mix in the beaten egg and golden syrup. (margarine can be used instead of the butter, but they do lose some of the melt in the mouth quality).

Mix together the dry ingredients, and then add the butter/egg mix. Make sure these mix thoroughly, it should be a firm dough consistency

Shape the resulting dough into small balls roughly 2cm across.

Place WELL APPART on a thoroughly greased tray and bake for 20-25 minutes.

Loosen the biscuits gently and leave to cool completely on the tray.





8 thoughts on “Gingernut Biscuits

  1. Help! The first time I made these, they were brilliant. But the second and today, they didnt spread out and flatten, just stayed round and high. What did I do wrong?

    1. Was the consistency the same as the first time?

      1. I don’t remember. 🙁
        Going to try. It again in the week

  2. Can I use honey in stead of golden syrup

  3. I love all the recipes from your blog

  4. Is there no baking powder in this recipe?

    1. No baking powder