Gingernut Biscuits …

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Gingernuts are a classic biscuit and this recipe has survived from my Home Economics Days at school … more years ago than I care to remember! This recipe will make about 40 biscuits which will freeze really well. Perfect for morning tea with a cuppa or great for school lunchboxes. Just pop a couple into a small container or ziplock bag (still frozen) and they’ll be defrosted by the time the kids need to eat them. Enjoy!

Gingernut Biscuits …
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Serves: 40
Ingredients …
  • 1 cup butter
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
  • ½ cup golden syrup
  • 3 cups plain flour, sifted
  • 1 ¾ teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¾ tablespoon ground ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon ground allspice
Method …
  1. Preheat oven to 180C (fan-forced) and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine butter, brown sugar and golden syrup and stir gently over a low heat until butter is just melted. Don’t allow the mixture to boil.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in sifted flour, bicarb soda, cinnamon, ginger and allspice. Mix to combine and allow mixture to cool slightly.
  4. Measure approximately 2 teaspoons of mixture, roll into a ball and place on baking trays approximately 3 cms apart to allow room for spreading. Flatten each ball slightly with a fork to make a flat biscuit shape and creating a “line” pattern in the top of each biscuit.
  5. Bake for approximately 10 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to stand on trays for a couple of minutes and transfer biscuits to a wire rack to cool completely. This recipe will make approximately 40 biscuits which are suitable to freeze.

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  1. What is golden syrup? Corn syrup? Thank you!

    • Golden syrup is a light treacle. If you would like an alternative, try combining two parts light corn syrup plus one part molasses OR equal parts honey and corn syrup OR maple syrup … good luck!

  2. Love gingernut biscuits, but have never thought of making them myself. I feel inspired to do so.

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