Coffee lover's kit

Coffee lover's kit

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(3 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 14 mins


Makes 25 biscuits
Ginger biscuits wrapped up with a tin of coffee and a pair or espresso cups make a very cute Christmas gift set

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per biscuit

  • kcal99
  • fat4g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs15g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre0.4g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.12g


  • 140g unsalted butter
  • 100g dark muscovado sugar
  • 4 tbsp golden syrup
    Golden syrup

    Golden syrup

    goal-dun sir-rup

    Golden syrup is a translucent, golden-amber coloured, sweet syrup, which can only be produced…

  • 300g plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda

    Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

  • 2 tsp ground ginger
  • 3 balls stem ginger, finely chopped

To complete the kit

  • airtight box, bag or jar
  • gift box, ribbon and label
  • 2 espresso cups (optional)
  • pack or tin of ground coffee


  1. Heat oven to 170C/150C fan/gas 3-4. Line 2 baking trays with baking parchment. Melt butter, sugar and syrup in a pan, stirring until the sugar melts. Take off the heat. Sieve the flour, bicarb and ground ginger into a bowl, pour in the wet ingredients and add the stem ginger. Stir to make a stiff dough.

  2. Roll the warm dough out on a surface dusted with flour until about ½cm thick. Stamp out biscuits using a cutter, lift onto the baking trays and cook for 10 mins or until golden. Cool completely, then lift off parchment. These will keep for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container.

  3. Pack the biscuits in an airtight box, bag or jar, then put in a gift box with the cups and coffee and tie with a ribbon.

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11th Dec, 2012
Did not like this recipe, the mixture came out very crumbly and wouldn't come together, I even put 2 egg yolks in to help bind it, but that didn't work at all. I then put the crumbly dough in the fridge for an hour (as that's what I do with other biscuit recipes) but still no joy, so added a few drops of milk then rolled into small balls and flatten on the baking tray, I wasn't going to give up! However having baked them and then letting them cool down, I was very disappointed, all the effort and ingredients wasted as I had to throw them in the bin as they were not very nice! Will be taking this recipe out of my binder!
6th Aug, 2012
Had to ladle the mixture into spoonsfuls to bake.
6th Aug, 2012
Had to ladle the mixture into spoonsfuls to bake.
6th Aug, 2012
Found this receipe very wet. But still tasted divine.
6th Aug, 2012
Found this receipe very wet. But still tasted divine.
2nd Jan, 2011
Delicious biscuits, really well received and easy to make. I half dipped some biscuits in dark chocolate, yum!
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