Ginger Snap Biscuits

Ginger snap biscuits
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Great for Easter, Christmas, Halloween or just a Thursday afternoon cuppa, the smell and taste of the spices will linger in your memory long after the last bite.

This recipe is based on one I got from a friend online. I have subsequently amended it to match my tastes and have no problem if you amend it in turn to match yours.

This recipe calls for ‘Pumpkin spice ‘ which I generally have pre-mixed in a jar in the cupboard. There are often times I want to add a dash of spices, but not want to measure a 16th of a teaspoon. If you do not want to use or do not have an available substitute, you can swap out with a generic Mixed spice, though I can not guarantee the taste will be as good.

Ginger snap biscuits

Ginger Snap Biscuits

Course: Biscuits, Snack
Cuisine: American, Australian, British, Classic, Indulgent
Keyword: Biscuit, Biscuits, cookie, cookies, ginger, spice, spices
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Refrigeration and post-cook cooling: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 55 minutes
Servings: 35 biscuits
Calories: 126kcal
Author: VinceHomeMade
Cost: under $5
Spicy, crisp, crunchy biscuits, great on their own, or with a morning coffee. Also perfect for the base of that lemon cheesecake you were thinking of making.
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Equipment

  • 1 set Measuring Cups/Spoons
  • 1 set of metric scales
  • 1 Stand mixer Optional
  • 1 Mixing bowl large
  • 1 wooden spoon
  • 2 Baking Tray
  • 2 Silicone baking mat optional
  • 1 large cooling rack
  • 1 milkpan

Ingredients

  • 300 g unsalted butter
  • 80 g golden syrup
  • 260 g caster sugar
  • 2 each eggs
  • 520 g plain flour
  • 10 g baking powder
  • 10 g dried ginger
  • 15 g cinnamon
  • 10 g 'pumpkin spice' see my pumpkin spice recipe in the blog

Instructions

  • Combine butter, syrup and sugar in a pan and warm over low heat until the butter melts and the sugar is all dissolved.
    Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
    300 g unsalted butter, 80 g golden syrup, 260 g caster sugar
  • Add all remaining ingredients except the eggs to a large mixing bowl, or stand mixer. Slowly combine using wooden spoon or beater attachment
    520 g plain flour, 10 g baking powder, 10 g dried ginger, 15 g cinnamon, 10 g 'pumpkin spice'
  • Add the eggs while mixing, and slowly pour in the butter mixture, mix until all combined.
    2 each eggs
  • Take a small lump of dough, roughly 15g is best, and roll it into a ball. Place on to a baking tray lined with greaseproof or preferably a silicone baking mat, flatten slightly.
    Repeat with all the dough, allowing space around each ball.
  • Chill the trays in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 175° Celsius, 350° F, or Gas mark 6.
  • Take trays straight from the refrigerator and directly into the oven. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes until golden.
  • Once done, remove from the oven and transfer biscuits to a wire rack to cool completely.

Notes

If stored in an airtight container and out of the light, these biscuits last for several weeks!  But I doubt you will be able to resist once you taste them.
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Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Ginger Snap Biscuits
Amount per Serving
Calories
126
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2
g
Cholesterol
 
19
mg
6
%
Sodium
 
32
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
25
mg
1
%
Carbohydrates
 
14
g
5
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
2
g
2
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
Calcium
 
29
mg
3
%
Vitamin C
 
1
mg
1
%
Vitamin A
 
217
IU
4
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Published by VinceHomeMade

With a decade of experience in the commercial kitchens of London and more than three times that cooking with my family, I am now going to share what I have learned along the way. Whether it's a recipe for shortcrust pastry; a pro-tip on buying or using chef's knives; a review of a new ingredient or a new take on an old one. It will be all here as I start this blog journey, in text, pictures and video links to my Instagram and YouTube page. If you would like to help me on this journey perhaps you would click on the link to "Buy me a coffee"

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