Mum's gingernuts

Mum's gingernuts

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About this recipe: With just a few ingredients and even fewer steps, try this recipe for fabulous, spicy gingernut biscuits.


Serves: 36 

  • 220g soft brown sugar
  • 180ml vegetable oil
  • 60ml treacle or molasses
  • 1 egg
  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 65g granulated sugar for decoration

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Extra time:13min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together brown sugar, oil, treacle and egg. Combine the flour, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cloves, cinnamon and ginger; stir into the treacle mixture. Roll dough into 3cm balls. Roll each ball in sugar before placing 5cm apart on an ungreased baking tray.
  3. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in preheated oven, or until centre is firm. Cool on wire racks.

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