Ginger Biscuits

This Ginger Biscuits Recipe is an old-fashioned recipe which delivers a thin, crisp biscuit that’s the perfect little accompaniment to a warm cup of something.

These biscuits are just the thing to remind you how the simple things in life can be the most wonderful and lovely.

They may not look too special, but the ginger punch combined with the golden syrup sweetness and crispy texture makes these biscuits moreish to the max!

Making old fashioned ginger biscuits

A little therapy with your biscuit?

The Ginger Biscuits themselves are lovely, but the process of baking them is also just so soothing.

No noisy mixers.

Just sifting.

Feeling the butter and flour between your fingers.

Weighing and measuring.

Watching the golden syrup slowly make its way into the bowl.



And – my favourite part – cutting out the rounds and laying them carefully on baking trays.

Making Ginger biscuits the old-fashioned way

Nana Ling’s Ginger Biscuits recipe

Keep scrolling for the tested and tweaked version.

Ginger Biscuits Recipe


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Ginger Biscuits

Ginger Biscuits

An old-fashioned ginger biscuits recipe. Made by rubbing in butter and forming a dough with golden syrup. Perfect with a cuppa.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Keyword: Ginger Biscuits
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 45 small biscuits
Calories: 43kcal


  • 225 grams SR flour (1 3/4 cup)
  • 55 grams caster sugar (1/4 cup)
  • 85 grams butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 4 tablespoons golden syrup (use only enough to form a dough)


  • Pre-heat oven to moderate (170 degrees celsius, fan forced).
  • Sieve flour, bicarb soda and ginger together into a bowl.
  • Chop butter into cubes and rub into dry mixture.
  • Add sugar and stir through mixture.
  • Add enough of the golden syrup to bind the mixture together to form a dough. Add a little additional syrup if required.
  • Turn onto a lightly floured surface and roll out as thinly as possible.
  • Use a small round cutter (about 5cm diameter) to cut out biscuits.
  • Place onto a baking tray lined with baking paper.
  • Bake for 7-10 minutes.
  • Allow to cool.


Calories: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 47IU | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg


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