Gourmet Gingerbread Biscuits

by Jo Kenny

I am a firm believe that ginger biscuits are not just for Christmas. But then again I do love ginger. Warming and hearty, these babies go from ingredients in your cupboard to tasty stuff in your belly in just 20 minutes. Whip these up on a night in and see how fast they disappear with a cup of tea and a film.

Ginger Biscuits

  • 110g softened butter
  • 100g brown sugar
  • 190g golden syrup
  • 40g crystalized ginger (finely chopped)
  • 40g dried cranberries
  • 340g plain flour
  • 3tsp ground ginger
  • 1tsp cinnamon
  • 1tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar

To make your biscuits, pre-heat your oven to 190ºC. Cream together the sugar and butter in a bowl. Once light and fluffy, add in the chopped ginger and cranberries. Add the golden syrup which will make the mixture very thick and sticky.

Next sift in the flour, cinnamon, 2 tsp of ground ginger and bicarbonate of soda. Once fully combined you should have crumbly dough; work this with your hands until you have a smooth ball. Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes then roll out to roughly the thickness of 2 pound coins between sheets of greaseproof paper (rolling out with flour will dry the dough).

Use your cookie cutter of choice to create the biscuits and place these onto a greased baking tray Bake for 10 minutes or until slightly darker around the edges. Remove from the oven and cool.

Once cooled it’s icing time. In a small bowl add your icing sugar and 1 tsp of ground ginger. Add water a very small amount at a time until you have a thick consistency. Drizzle the mixture evenly over the biscuits.


This created this recipe for a book which has recently been released; inspiring you with cooking inspiration for every occasion through the year! There’s some amazing looking recipes taking you through all the seasons, I’m aiming to try one each holiday!

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