Ginger biscuits

Based on a recipe in Rose Elliot’s “Mother, Baby & Toddler book”


  • 50g honey
  • 300g flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 125g soft butter
  • 125g sugar (soft brown is best)
  • 1 egg, beaten


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160C (not any hotter!)
  2. Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper
  3. Sift flour, baking powder & ginger into a bowl
  4. Add the butter & rub in
  5. Stir in the sugar, then egg, then honey
  6. Mix to a sticky dough, adding water if necessary. It needs to be firm enough to roll out, but also soft enough that it can be re-rolled a few times
  7. Roll out to about 6mm thick and cut into shapes
  8. Put the biscuits on the tray & cook for 10-15mins. Check on them to see how they’re doing. They need to feel “set” but not hard as they’ll harden up as the cool. Don’t overcook them – they won’t hurt if they’re very slightly underdone.
DD1 really enjoyed helping me make these & the dough is good for re-rolling again & again.  I had the oven on too hot to begin with, so the first batch got a little over-cooked in just 10 mins.  The second batch needed the full 15 mins & were a bit softer & chewier.  Most importantly, they were very tasty. 

Vegetarian. One husband, Two cats, Three kids.

Posted in Baking, Vegetarian

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