Easy ginger biscuit recipe

Easy ginger biscuit recipe
  1. This recipe for ginger biscuits is easy to follow and makes biscuits that aren’t too sweet. They’re not as hard or fiery as a ginger nut and so good for children and older people too. You can add more ground ginger if you like to make them spicier.


300 g plain flour

1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

4 tsp ground ginger

100g soft margarine (or butter if you prefer)

160 g granulated brown/ demerera sugar

4 tablespoons golden syrup

1 large egg (beaten)


Preheat the oven to 180 degrees

Line two baking sheets with baking paper

Combine the flour, ground ginger and bicarb of soda in a large bowl.

Rub in the butter or margarine so it looks like breadcrumbs and then add in the sugar.

Add the beaten egg and the syrup and combine everything with your hands.

This is quite a dry dough so don’t worry. It will come together to look a bit like pastry.

Roll out the dough on a floured board or work-surface with a rolling pin (or wine bottle with a bit of flour on it). Aim for a thickness about 0.5cm and cut out shapes with cutters.

Place the biscuits on a sheet and bake in the oven for about 10 minutes.

Remove when they seem crispy on the outside but there’s still a bit of spring if you touch them. Cool on racks if you have them, but if not, gently slide off the baking paper and leave them to cool on the paper on your work-surface.

Check out my other easy family recipes here.

Mummy in a Tutu


  1. 9th February 2018 / 12:15 pm

    This looks really easy and delicious. I love ginger in baked goods. Just one question, is golden ginger golden syrup? I’m in the states and I can sometimes find Lyle’s in the store. Otherwise I’ll just grab some from Amazon 🙂

    • 9th February 2018 / 12:47 pm

      Eek what a humdinger of a typo from me. That should read golden syrup. Oops.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

* https://www.welshmumwriting.com/disclaimer/privacy-policy/

We publish and process your comments and data in line with our privacy policy. Okay with that? Then tick the box and hit post comment.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.