The ultimate ginger snap
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The ultimate ginger snap

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Serves 6

Tired of chocolate and fruit, but still need something to satisfy your sweet tooth? These ginger snaps are perfect for you

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  • 250 g butter, melted (plus extra for greasing)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup golden syrup
  • 2 tbsp ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder


    1. Preaheat the oven to 150C or gas mark 2.
    2. Add the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat together till the mixture becomes soft and creamy in texture. Add the golden syrup and mix well.
    3. Using a sieve, shift the flour, ground cinnamon and ginger into the mixture. This will make sure that the mixture remains smooth and not lumpy.
    4. Once mixed, use a tablespoon to scoop up individual portions and roll into a loose ball. Gently press to flatten (but not completely) on a greased baking tray and place in the oven for 25 - 30 mins. Allow to cool before removing from the baking tray.

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Bea Aguilar's picture
Bea Aguilar
20th Aug, 2018
Great recipe that gives delicious biscuits. The recipe actually calls for the butter to be melted and then to 'cream' the butter and sugar. Incompatible! I assumed that it meant softened butter, rather than melted and then creamed as you would for a sponge. Only other problem was the qualities were in cups, so if you are doing this, you will need 450g plain flour, 225g caster sugar and 113g golden syrup. Works a treat!
10th Aug, 2011
Massive fail on this recipe for me. Lovely taste but flat as a pancake. The mixture was very wet - definitely not possible to "roll into a loose ball". If I did this again I'd perhaps try adding a bit more flour.
5th Feb, 2011
This recipe is absolutely fantastic! I used maple flavour golden syrup, and was absolutely in heaven!!
3rd Nov, 2016
"Cup"....American recipe?
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