My dad has 2 gingernut biscuits every day with his morning coffee. As a kid I never understood, why the gingernut? But now as an adult I can not get enough of these biscuits. These gingernut biscuits in particular are soft centred, crispy on the outside and packed full of ginger-y goodness.
Made with simple ingredients that can be found in most pantries, these biscuits are so simple to make. You could be eating fresh bickies straight from the oven in less than 30 minutes with this recipe! Less than 30 minutes! Have you gone running to the kitchen yet?
If you aren’t yet convinced, let me tell you that one of these biscuits is only 107 calories! For anyone tracking calories, you will be mighty happy with this news. A sweet afternoon tea snack that is not only easy to make but doesn’t break the calorie bank. Jackpot!
- 125 salted butter room temperature
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup golden syrup
- 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
- 1 egg
- 1¾ self raising flour
- 3 tsp ground ginger
- Preheat the oven to 180°C and line two baking trays with baking paper.
- In stand mixer bowl add the room temperature butter, brown sugar, golden syrup and vanilla. Whip on high speed until creamy and well combined.
- Add in the egg and mix on high until combined.
- Sift the flour and ground ginger into the bowl and fold through until the biscuit mixture is well combined.
- Roll the mixture into 1 inch balls and place spread out onto the lined baking trays. Make sure you leave enough room for the biscuits to spread. The mixture makes approximately 20 biscuits.
- Bake the biscuits for 15 minutes or until slightly golden.
If you love ginger, you may also like to try these traditional Pfeffernusse German spiced cookies. These are a family favourite and a must try!