Ginger Biscuits Recipe

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My English cousin in Yorkshire sent me this old-fashioned recipe for buttery ginger cookies (or "biscuits" if you're British). You'll love the taste!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:18 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups biscuit/baking mix or self-rising flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 140 calories, 5g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 327mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine baking mix or flour, sugar, ginger, soda and salt. Using hands, rub egg into mixture.
  2. In a saucepan, warm syrup and butter; stir into batter. Let stand for 3-4 minutes, then knead. Roll heaping teaspoonfuls into small balls. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 325° for 12-15 minutes. Cookies will flatten and "crackle" when done. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Ginger Biscuits in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p45

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katherinechase1 User ID: 8651995 238933
Reviewed Dec. 7, 2015

"Is this recipe right? How is the batter supposed to look? I am not sure that this is correct. Please let me know. They do taste good though."

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