Gingernuts No 101


Here is a quick and tasty biscuit/cookie recipe for “Gingernut biscuits”.

I’m currently chomping on some with a big mug of tea and they are very satisfying indeed.


  • 2 oz (50 g) of margarine
  • 2 level tablespoons of golden syrup
  • 1 oz (25 g) of light brown sugar
  • 4 oz (115 g) plain flour
  • 1 level teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon of each of mixed spice, ground cinnamon and ground ginger


  1. Pre-heat oven to 200 C (400 F)
  2. Grease baking trays
  3. Melt margarine with syrup in saucepan and set aside
  4. Add the sugar and mix
  5. Sift the flour with the bicarbonate of soda and the spices and mix well and mix in well to the mixture in the saucepan
  6. Allow mixture to stand and cool for about 15 minutes
  7. Roll into small balls (about 12)
  8. Place on baking trays
  9. Flatten a little
  10. Cook for 5 minutes at 200 C (400 F)
  11. Reduce heat to 180 C (350 F) and continue cooking for another 7-10 minutes
  12. Remove to cool on wire tray