Honey gingerbread biscuits

Honey gingerbread biscuits


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About this recipe: This lovely gingerbread biscuit recipe uses honey instead of treacle. It's a rich gingerbread that is aromatically spiced! Good for both gingerbread men and houses.


Makes: 48 biscuits

  • 100g caster sugar
  • 375g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 225g unsalted butter, softened and cut into pieces
  • 8 tablespoons honey

Prep:30min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:42min 

  1. Sift together the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Then use your finger tips to rub in the butter to the dry ingredients. Add honey and stir until blended.
  2. On a floured work surface, roll the mixture out until 3mm thick. Cut into shapes. Place cut-outs on a baking tray and bake for 12-15 minutes in a preheated 180 C / Gas 4 oven. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before placing on wire racks to cool.

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Reviews (3)


Hi, Thanks for sharing your recipe, these look lovely! I want to try them but I wanted to confirm the ingredients - I live in Australia where '1 Tbsp' means 20mls. In the US and NZ though, '1 Tbps' means 15mls. I previously thought that the UK used 20ml Tbsp like we do, but I have come across comments that 1 Tbsp means 15ml everywhere but Australia! Can you please confirm whether the tbsp in your recipe are 15ml or 20ml? Many thanks, can't wait to try these! - 07 Dec 2013


We use a fan oven so adjusted to 10 minutes and they were softer but good recipe - 26 Jul 2015


It's 15ml in the UK I find 1 tablespoon of honey is around 20 grams - 09 Dec 2013

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