Dark gingerbread biscuits

    1 hour 42 min

    This easy gingerbread biscuit recipe uses a food processor for less fuss and washing up. You can cut the biscuits into any shape you like!


    Fife, Scotland, UK
    8 people made this

    Makes: 24 biscuits

    • 410g self raising flour
    • 125g dark brown soft sugar
    • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
    • 125g unsalted butter, chilled and diced
    • 125g black treacle
    • 1 egg, lightly beaten

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:1hr  ›  Ready in:1hr42min 

    1. Preheat the oven to 200 C / Gas 6. Grease baking trays.
    2. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl of a food processor. While running, add the diced butter to the dry mixture, and keep processing until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs. While running, add the treacle and egg, and mix till a dough forms. Wrap with cling film and chill for 1 hour in the fridge.
    3. Roll out the gingerbread mixture on a floured work surface. Cut out shapes with a biscuit cutter, and place on the prepared baking trays. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes until the biscuits risen slightly. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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    Absolutely brilliant! These biscuits were the first thing I made with my food processor and I'm glad I did. Thanks very much.  -  20 Jan 2014