Gingernut biscuits

Watch them go at afternoon tea!

  • 10 mins preparation
  • 12 mins cooking
  • Makes 40 Item
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These cookies, basking in the warm glow of spices like ginger and cinnamon, are the quintessential tea-time treat.
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Gingernut biscuit
  • 200 gram butter, chopped
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup golden syrup
  • 3 cup plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda


Gingernut biscuit
  • 1
    Preheat oven to 180°C. Line 2 oven trays with baking paper.
  • 2
    In a small saucepan, combine butter, sugar and golden syrup. Stir over a low heat until melted and combined. Transfer to a large bowl.
  • 3
    Using an electric mixture, beat mixture until light and fluffy. Allow to cool slightly.
  • 4
    Sift flour, spices and soda together. Fold into butter mixture until well combined.
  • 5
    Roll tablespoonfuls of mixture into balls. Arrange on trays, allowing a little space between each. Flatten slightly with a fork. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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