Thursday, 19 September 2013

Quick Ginger Biscuits

My son had a hankering for some biscuits after nursery.  I must be mad because what do I do after a hard day at work?  I only go and make some!

Not masses of sugar here but certainly just treat food.  When they cool, they make a pretty crunchy biscuit but my son loves biscuits like that.  While still warm they're a bit softer so don't be surprised if they're still soft when you take them out of the oven.  This was a recipe from my mum but originally from my aunt.  The recipe was originally to use 1lb of flour!  That must have made 40 odd biscuits!  I know my son eats a lot but...

Ginger Biscuits - makes approx 10


1 dessert spoon of golden syrup
45g, 1.5oz Sugar (I used golden caster sugar)
60g, 2oz Margarine (use dairy free if avoiding dairy in your diet)
110g, 4oz Self raising flour (or all purpose flour and baking powder)
1/4 tsp Bicarbonate of soda
A generous 1/2 tsp Ground ginger (powdered ginger)


Preheat the oven to 180oC, 350F

Melt the sugar, syrup and margarine together gently in a pan.  Take off the heat.

Line a baking tray / cookie tray with baking paper (or you could just about get away with spraying a non stick one with spray oil).

Mix in the remaining ingredients and quickly form into balls about the size of a small walnut.

Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes (10 in my oven).  Cool on a wire rack.

Keeps for a couple of days in an airtight tin.

Make it Thrifty:
This is already a pretty thrifty recipe but if you have the family to eat them all, doubling the recipe to use more often space will keep cooking costs down.

I've linked this lovely old recipe up to the Spice Trail Ginger challenge.


  1. mmm they look delicious :-) Thanks for linking up

  2. So simple with a hint of ginger... terrific. Thanks for sharing your cookie with us on foodie friday. Good to see you.

    1. They are and of course you could up the ginger if you like or even stir in some crystallised (candied) ginger.

  3. Those are lovely looking ginger biscuits! I love ginger. :)

  4. Whoo they look so yummy :)

    Thanks for sharing...

    1. I don't know if this is going to post but I will give it a go. If it does post I just wanted to say that tomorrow im going to make the 'quick ginger biscuits'. What I like about this recipe is that it sounds quick and the biscuits look so tasty I think tomorrow I will be in for a treat. Ive just found a notebook on my shelf too, its going to be my online recipe book of cool things to eat, make that wonderful. Anyhow this is the first recipe ive put in my notebook. Will it post?

    2. Well your comment has! Good luck!

  5. Always room for a yummy biscuit.

  6. Look wonderful. I bet these would taste so good still warm from the oven...

    1. You have to leave them to cool a little bit so they're not too squishy but yep!


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