Easy Peasy Ginger Biscuits


I’ve not done any baking in a really long time. I’m not sure what happened but I just lost my Mary Berry mojo and didn’t feel inspired in the kitchen. But last weekend, it came back. And simple ginger biscuits were on the menu.


I won’t lie to you – the first time I baked these, they went wrong. Very wrong. Why? I forgot to add one key ingredient which meant the dough was crumbly and instantaneously fell to pieces the second I tried to roll it out. Nightmare. So, after two attempts, here’s the recipe for my super simple easy peasy ginger biscuits that anyone can make – just don’t forget the milk…

You’ll need…

Baking paper and a cute cookie cutter (mine’s from Sainsburys and YES it is copper)

500g plain flour

250g butter at room temperature

150g caster sugar

A pinch of salt

4-5 tsps of ground ginger

3 tbsps of milk

Icing sugar for dusting


what to do…

First things first, preheat your oven to 170c and line a greased tray with baking paper. Weigh out your ingredients and separate into bowls.

Dice your butter and add to a mixing bowl, followed by all the other ingredients. Work together with your fingers and then add the milk, one tablespoon at a time, until the mixture forms a workable dough. Form a ball out of the dough and wrap tightly in cling film. Pop in the fridge for around 15-20 minutes, until it’s firm enough to roll out.

Grab the dough from the fridge, scatter some flour over your worktop and to the dough itself and roll out to about 1/4 inch thick. Grab your cookie cutter and get cutting! Pop onto the baking tray and bake in the oven for around 25 minutes. Be careful – these can go from being underdone to burnt quickly!

Once baked, cool on a rack before finishing with some icing sugar dusted over the top. Voila!



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  • Reply missyjean

    Lovely photos, and it makes me hungry. :)

    February 8, 2016 at 6:46 pm
  • Reply Becky's Biscuit Bases

    These sound delicious!! Also love the copper!

    February 8, 2016 at 7:58 pm
  • Reply ashleysedbona

    Um these look positively delicious! And so much more interesting to make than a more traditional sugar cookie or shortbread!


    Ashley || Sed Bona

    February 14, 2016 at 3:43 pm
  • Reply Angela White

    Your plate and cookie cutter are really nice :) Thank you for sharing this recipe, it looks delicious! Anything ginger is just amazing and reminds of a warm a cosy winter afternoon, so like now I guess haha

    Angie xx

    February 15, 2016 at 2:54 pm
  • Reply Jennifer Lively

    These look delicious and easy to make! I’m looking forward to making them.

    February 22, 2016 at 7:15 pm
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