Ginger Biscuits

It takes a lot to beat the comfort of eating a ginger biscuit with a cup of tea and this recipe does just the trick.  It you prefer a bit more of a bite to your ginger biscuit, just increase the amount of ground ginger.  These biscuits also make for a great homemade holiday gift for family and friends, which you can package with some other Christmastime treats like Fruit SquaresCustard Cookies, Fruity Biscuits, Date Balls, Pecan Nut Biscuits and Short Bread.

Ginger Biscuits



250ml butter
250ml white sugar
250ml golden syrup
50ml ground ginger
10ml bicarbonate of soda
12.5ml milk
4 cups cake flour
5ml salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. Mix the butter, sugar, syrup and ginger together.
  3. Mix the bicarbonate of soda with the milk and stir into the butter mixture.
  4. Add the flour and salt and mix well.
  5. Make small balls and place on a baking sheet and flatten with a fork.
  6. Bake for approximately 10 minutes until golden brown.


Submitted by:  Mandy Frielinghaus, Mauritius

24 thoughts on “Ginger Biscuits

  1. Hi Mandy! This Texas girl clicked on this recipe for ginger biscuits thinking I was going to see a fluffy biscuit laced with ginger; instead I see they are lovely cookies. 🙂 What a difference a word makes, huh? They look wonderful!
    p.s. what is a pepperdew? That chutney looks great!

    • Hi Mamasteph, thanks for stopping by! Oh dear, sorry about the confusion with the biscuit/cookie. I am pleased you like them though 🙂 We could start a new song, You say cookies, I say biscuits, and some times I also so cookies. 😉
      A peppadew is a sweet piquanté pepper and is so versatile – it can be used in salads, pastas, sauces, on pizzas, cut up and used on top of devilled eggs, with creamed cheese on crackers, in risottos and so much more. 🙂

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