Ginger biscuits

Ginger biscuits

These simple ginger biscuits are perfect to make with kids during the holidays, and they make a lovely gift. Why not try using them as a zero waste advent calendar treat in the lead up to Christmas?

Ginger biscuits

Serves: 4          Time: 1 hr          Level: Easy


  1. 75g softened butter
    50g caster sugar
    ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
    50g fruit syrup or honey
    2 egg yolks
    250g plain flour
    ½ tsp ground cinnamon
    ½ tsp ground ginger



  1. Icing sugar



Preheat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Beat the butter with caster sugar into a cream. Stir in bicarbonate of soda, syrup
and the egg yolks.

Sift in flour, cinnamon and ginger. Fold in with a wooden spoon.

Shape into two balls and knead into a doughy consistency. Put in the fridge to chill for 30 mins.

Roll out one ball at a time, to about 5-8mm thick, and stamp out your festive shapes as desired.

Place shapes onto greased baking sheets and bake for 10-12 mins until slightly risen and golden brown.

Cool on a wire rack – they’ll keep in an airtight container for about a week.

For a little finishing touch, mix your icing sugar with water, as the packet instructions state. Pop this into a piping bag and decorate away.

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