Ginger Nut biscuits

Ginger Nut biscuits

A quick and easy recipe for ginger nut biscuits - if worried about the sugar content then I think this could be reduced perhaps without affecting the final results.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Servings: 30 (approx)


  • 340 g/12oz plain flour
  • 1 level tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 level tsps ground ginger
  • 100 g/4oz butter
  • 160 g light brown sugar
  • 4 tblsp golden syrup
  • 1 large egg beaten


Preparatory Tasks

  • Pre-heat oven to 180°C
  • Cover the baking tray(s) with grease proof paper


  • Place all dry ingredients in a bowl
  • Rub in the butter using your fingers until it resembles bread crumbs.
  • Mix in the sugar with a spoon/spatula
  • Add the syrup and beaten egg and continue mixing with the spoon/spatula.
  • Bring it together to form a smooth pastry dough.

Rolling and Cutting

  • Lightly flour a work surface
  • Roll out the dough to about 8-10mm (1/4 inch) thick.
  • Cut out biscuits using a small round cutter (size according to preference)
  • Place biscuits on baking tray(s) with room left for expansion of up to 25%
  • Chill in the fridge for 20 minutes (on the baking trays)


  • Cook for 10-15 minutes until golden brown.
  • Use a knife to move them to a cooling rack.
  • Try to resist the temptation to taste one until they're cool...


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