Ginger & Spice Biscuits – Blogtober Day 21

Today I thought I’d share a ginger and spice biscuit recipe that I found online yesterday. I wanted to make something halloweeny with these new cutters that my brother and his fiancée got for me.

I found the recipe here, but I was short of golden syrup so I substituted with honey instead, which I have to say was an amazing decision, I think the honey works way better! 


300g (10oz) plain flour

1tsp baking powder

½tsp ground ginger

½tsp mixed spice

¼tsp ground cloves or allspice

100g (4oz) unsalted butter

100g (4oz) soft brown sugar

2 free-range eggs

65g (2½oz) golden syrup

200g (7oz) icing sugar

a few drops lemon juice
you will need
3 x greased baking trays

Heat the oven to 170 C, 150 C fan, 325 F, gas 3. Sieve the flour, baking powder, spices and a pinch of salt into a bowl. Rub in the butter until the mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs, then stir in the sugar.

Beat the eggs and golden syrup together and add to the flour mixture, beating well. Knead the dough lightly – it will be quite sticky. Wrap in clingfilm and leave in the fridge to rest for 30 minutes.

Roll out the dough to 6mm (¼in) thick on a floured surface with a floured rolling pin, then cut into shapes with decorative cutters. Scraps of dough can be brought together and re-rolled until no dough remains. Place the biscuits on the baking trays.

Bake in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until just set. Allow the biscuits to cool slightly on their trays before removing them to a wire rack to cool completely.

To ice, sift the icing sugar into a bowl,add the lemon juice and mix until you have a thick, smooth icing. Pipe or smooth on to the cold biscuits and leave on a wire rack to set. Place in clear plastic bags and attach a biscuit cutter to each with a pretty ribbon.

I chose to decorate mine with the icing on some, and with little fondant eyes on the others. 

I took these into work today and they were such a hit! Although many comments about how the pumpkin and ghost cookies didn’t really look like pumpkins or ghosts! But hey, they tasted great! 🤗

Lilly x 

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