Ginger Snaps

Bored on Sunday afternoon I decided to make some biscuits. All the ingredients for ginger snaps are likely to be found in your kitchen cupboards already, so they don’t require a specific trip to the shops. They’re really quick and easy to make, and if you like your biscuits really gingery you can add another teaspoon, or two!

Sunday Afternoon Treats!


Butter – 2oz/60g

Golden syrup – 3oz/90g

Self-raising flour – 4oz/125g

Ground ginger – 3 teaspoons

Ground mixed spice or all spice – 1 teaspoon

Bicarbonate of soda – ½ teaspoon

Golden caster sugar – 1 tablespoon

Equipment: Small saucepan, large mixing bowl, wooden spoon, sieve, 2 baking sheets, baking paper.


  1. Add the butter and golden syrup to the saucepan and melt on a low heat. Leave to cool.
  2. Line the baking sheets with the baking paper, and preheat oven to 180°C/Fan 160°C/Gas 4.
  3. Sift flour, spices and bicarb into the mixing bowl, add the sugar, and pour in the butter and syrup and mix together to form a dough.
  4. Roll in to balls about 1”/2.5cm in diameter, space out well on baking sheets and flatten a bit. You should get about 18 biscuits out of the dough.
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes in the middle of the oven. When ready, remove from oven and put on a wire rack to cool, then enjoy!

Cooling Snaps


2 comments on “Ginger Snaps

  1. Reblogged this on The Lady in Waiting and commented:
    Looks like a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon!

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